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We need instant access to medical records say police: Chief Constable thinks it will protect abuse victims

‘The police should have instant access to the medical records of women thought to be victims of domestic violence, even against their wishes, a senior officer said yesterday.

Sir Peter Fahy, chief constable of Greater Manchester, added that public services were required to safeguard the vulnerable, even if victims did not wish to complain.

He also called for access to confidential information about other vulnerable groups, including the elderly, those with dementia, suspected drug or alcohol abusers, and troubled families.

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