European Data Protection Digest

MP Warns of NHS Patient Data Grab Plan

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—UK

October 3, 2013

Wirral Euro MP Paul Nuttall has warned about a proposed NHS “information grab,” Wirral Globe reports. GP practices have been contacted by NHS England with details of a plan to access patient data that would require unwilling patients to opt out. “We all know how notorious government computer schemes are … and how can we be sure what will eventually happen to this information?” Nuttall questioned. He added he is “not happy about how this is being implemented.”
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