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GPs told to warn patients of imminent extraction of data from GP records


I am surprised the person who made that initial post didn't think of data protection issues. I think patients wouldn't be happy to know that highly personal information like medical records will be available to third parties (especially private companies). It would be interesting to know how much the Government will be paid for this information. Why should patients have to 'opt out' of the sharing of their medical records? It should be an opt in decision from patients by either GP surgeries or the PCT contacting the patient for their permission.

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04 Sep 2013

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