NHSR solicitors and accessing data

Freedom of information request details

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Service: Claims Management

The following information was requested:

1) Please can you confirm whether or not the solicitors who work at NHS Resolution have access to NHS smart cards?
2) If the solicitors who work at NHS Resolution do have NHS smart cards, please can you confirm whether they are capable of accessing a claimants medical data?
3) If so, under what circumstances would the NHS solicitors at NHS Resolution access a claimant’s data?
4) If a solicitor who works at NHS Resolution discovered a patient’s medical data had been unlawfully accessed or altered, would the NHS Resolution have a legal duty to inform the patient about the data breach?

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