Sharing of health records comes under scrutiny as database project delayed

The NHS says sharing certain information about patients can help improve health services

The NHS says sharing certain information about patients can help improve health services

First published in Local News

Sharing of health records has come under the spotlight in recent years, most recently with care.data, which has now been delayed due to concerns from health professionals.

The NHS wants to use information about the care patients have received to help improve the quality of care and health services and ensure any unacceptable standards are identified quickly.

However, the British Medical Association, Royal College of General Practitioners, Healthwatch and other groups say patients need more time to learn about information sharing, the benefits and their right to object.

The Standard explores the issues and asks local residents what they think in Thursday's paper.

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4:26pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Lodgie__ says...

I wouldn't trust them to keep my shopping list secret.

The NHS have a dreadful record on data privacy and the real reason for this exercise is that they want to sell data, that's your easily traceable information, to the highest bidder. They say they will only provide postcode and DOB, this is NOT secure, it is easy to cross reference DOB's with existing database records by postcode.

Twenty years hence the populace of the world will look back and ask why this generation gave away their right to privacy. Knowledge is power.
Bye bye liberty.
I wouldn't trust them to keep my shopping list secret. The NHS have a dreadful record on data privacy and the real reason for this exercise is that they want to sell data, that's your easily traceable information, to the highest bidder. They say they will only provide postcode and DOB, this is NOT secure, it is easy to cross reference DOB's with existing database records by postcode. Twenty years hence the populace of the world will look back and ask why this generation gave away their right to privacy. Knowledge is power. Bye bye liberty. Lodgie__
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