"They don't respect your confidentiality..."
About: Lymington New Forest Hospital Lymington New Forest Hospital Lymington SO41 8QD
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What I liked
Nothing as usual
What could be improved
I was telephoned today by a staff member who understandably chose not to give her full name, and indeed was reluctant to give any name. She asked me my name and whether I was the partner of the person she was ringing. She then told me she had made a follow-up appointment with a particular named doctor. She then refused to tell me the date of the appointment because it was a data protection issue!
Obviously the date of an appointment is far more sensitive than the name of the doctor and the fact that it's a follow up appointment.
The switchboard do not know the name of the Data Protection Officer. I am sure this staff member is aware that she is personally responsible under the data protection act for giving personal information away.AppointmentsFollow upCommunicationTelephoneDoctors