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Was this some personal medical confidential information, that's only likely to come from the GP?
Hello, sorry where are you based?
In the UK.
what part sorry I know this seems intrusive but if its in the same town as me, I'd feel a bit uncomfortable talking about this
so going back to your question you are right it can only come from my gp
Please don't give personal medical details - I was only asking the type of information - that's all.
so what can I do?
Then, you have a couple of options.
1. You could complain to the GP's regulatory body;
2. You could issue proceedings in the Court for breach of trust and/or confidentiality issues;
3. Go through their internal complaints procedure.
You should do 3 anyway, in most cases, as this might get a resolution you want. It might not, but then you still have options 1 and 2.
ok sounds clear enough. What sort of evidence do I need or how do I go about building a case? what do I even say?
its very much viral in the town I live now causing me alot of harrassment
The key thing is to who:
1. That somebody else knows the information;
2. The information was only known by the GP (or limited others);
3. that the information has most probably been leaked from the GP.
So how you do that depends on the nature of the information etc., and who knows what.
Does that make sense?
I guess so. How do you go about asking people who knows what etc?
Do I need several people to come forward and make a written statement
that they have heard this
Well, this all depends on the nature of the info, which I know nothing about, but the best way often is to get a written statement from they saying how they know things, who told them, that they didn't know it before etc.
would it cause complications if you told one person and only one person but she can vouch she never told anyone
so it must fall with the gp
Yes, that's a reasonable inference. Of course, it's going to come down to who the Court believes I expect - as you'll have the GP saying "I didn't tell anybody" and you'd have the other one person saying "I didn't tell anybody". And so, it becomes a little difficult, but equally, the Court needs to decide who is likely to have said the thing complained of. So if you can convince the Court that the one person wouldn't have revealed it, then you stand more prospect of showing it was the GP.
that sounds impossible to be honest how can you prove if they deny. The one flaw with the gp is that, there is more possibility the info could have leaked, through several gp's I have seen, even receptionists who could have picked up a medical note
You don't have to prove like in a criminal court - it's a balance of probability test. So if you can show 51% likely to have been the GP - then you win. That's the big difference between civil/criminal courts.
Yes, and if it leaked through the receptionist, the GP is still liable in law, as they're his/her employees.
hmm do you know what information pharmacists have?
I don't, sorry.
Just thinking if this could be a way it leaked out too which could complicate things
or would it be two potential cases then?
Yes, I see your point - you should investigate what info they get.
You could have two potential defendants if they both leaked it.
therefore raising their probability?
Raising probability? Not sure what you mean?
Sorry just referring to what you were saying about I only have to get 51% on my side to win a case
just trying to work out if this is to my advantage or not
Its a percentage probability that applies to each defendant separately.
So, 51% doctor or 51% pharmacist - you win against both.
51% doc, 49% pharmacist - you win against doctor, lose against pharmacist.
do you think I should try
my life has been turned upside down because of this
I feel strongly that someone has to take responsibility
It seems we got interrupted
This is up to you - I don't know how it makes you feel etc.
We didd - sorry, internet connection problem.
If the police was involved to backup how strong informaton about me is in the public domain would this strengthen my case
The more evidence you get including from the police, the better your claim should be - assuming it's quality evidence obviously.
Evidence from the police is often good quality, so yes, it might help.
well it just demonstrates how many people know and how it has out my life at risk
Well, then the police might be a good starting point for you.
do you think?
Maybe - again, I don't know anything about your background etc., and this site is public, so I appreciate you don't want to put details on here.
what do you mean public?
I thought this was confidential
Other people can see these chats- but they don't know who you are or where you're from - dont worry.
And I did stop you from putting anything confidential on here - so it's okay.
they can see all of the dialogue?
I didn't realise
The site does tell you that quite clearly when you use it.
But like I said - you're anonymous.
And you've put no detail on here. Only general information. And nobody knows where you're from.
You could be from anywhere in the world!
Anyway, does this answer your question for this evening?
I guess so but just need to decide what to option to take
You do need to decide - and only you can decide on that.
one more question too
actually its ok
yes its ok, thanks for your time
Okay - have a great evening and take care of yourself.
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