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Revealed: Independent experts overseeing have approved 31 releases of identifiable patient data since April


Tony Calland practices in Wales. Wales has it's own health administration. There has been no publicity about this scheme as being applied in Wales. Cardiff University has requested intimate identifiable personal data about idividuals and families see above article. Were they informed at any stage? Did they get it?Who authorised it? Are we waiting for yet another scandal to break . Inside Health this morning debated this issue with Dr Mark Davies from Health and Social Care England who assured listeners no person identifiable data would be revealed...supported by Dr Liam Smeed from N London who stated all identifiable data is stripped out and re=coded. Wonder who in N London has received a leaflet yet. Then yet another shocking strand was revealed..Atos which has brought so much misery to thousands already and brought many medics working for it into also involved in the initial stage, thereafter passing the information gathered to Health and Social Care. All through this debate the moral virtues of sharing data were emphasised in a very patronising manner by both advocates .But it stinks .

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22 Jan 2014

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