Thanks very much for your answer.
Suppose her practice has policies of its own regardless of GMC to prevent such a relationship starting after the end of a formal and normal doctor-patient relationship either (a) when I am registered but not seeing her as a patient anymore, or (b) no longer with the practice, would it be unlawful of them to have such policies given they are, or potentially would be, interfering with our private lives and/or our right to marry under the HRA?
Thanks and regards,
You said you could not agree that condition would be struck down by UCTA. What is UCTA and what did you mean by this? Also, can contractual terms override someone's human rights?
I am no longer registered at the practice. But, as I understand it, I can't even make a personal communication with her in any form because she is prevented from replying to any personal communication from me. What is the legal remedy for this?
Thanks for your answer. I have one further question:
Is there a way to make it certain on my part that the practice would not be liable for any damages resulting from any form of professional or personal contacts or communications between her and me in the past or future? What is the legal way of doing that?
I am trying to get in touch with the doctor to see what she thinks about your advice. But in the mean time, can you please clarify whether or not any damages claim or complaints could potentially arise in future from her seeing my confidential medical information at my old practice. In this regard, please keep in mind that I have already assured her that I would be perfectly fine with her knowing my confidential medical details and that I do not believe that she made any inappropriate advances towards me while I was at her practice.
What did you mean by saying it depends on what my existing relationship is? I currently do not have a relationship with her, personal or professional. She knows that I am romantically interested in her, but maintaining deniability she has told me that she might also be interested if there were no legal issues. Legally speaking, does this mean a relationship exists already?
I have let her know of your advice, but my understanding is that she would only reply if she can maintain deniability, or get permission from her employer now that I am no longer a patient there.
I believe there has only been a professional doctor-patient relationship. Nothing more. However, we have talked about it hypothetically.
Thanks. What would be the data protection issue?
The practice could not secure my records from her because she was my doctor. If data protection is an issue then no doctor can ever have any possibility of having a relationship with a patient legally ever regardless of whether or not he/she remains a patient of the doctor. Isn't it?
Your answers are contradictory: you say there are no regulatory issues, but then you say there are regulatory issues. You say there is data protection issues, but then you fail to properly explain how. I am beginning to wonder if you are who you say you are. I want my money back.
Does it mean I would get my money back?
Thanks for your answer.
I would check with her to see if she herself has any questions that I have not already asked, and then get back to you.