1.2m patients continue to be ignored over objections to NHS records being shared by 3rd parties


PulseToday – 20th April 2016

”NHS bosses are overriding the wishes of 1.2m patients who have opted out of having their medical data shared within and outside of the NHS, newly released statistics have revealed.

The figure, revealed today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, is almost double the 700,000 objections that they had originally feared were being ignored and comes as a further blow to the Government’s ambitious record-sharing agenda.

But it comes as the NHS is finally going to start honouring the wishes of patients opting out of having their medical data shared, starting from next week.”

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