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Debate: Should GPs back


I see two main points that Clare doesn't seem to understand. 1. Confidentiality. Records should be anonymised but if they are then one whole segment of her reasoning is wrong - ie how can you ' answer basic questions like what proportion of patients, by hospital and by practice, are seen repeatedly in A&E and general practice' if data is anonymised ? You cannot so it is apparent that she wants all data identifiable. The public do not. 2. We do not trust NHS England, the Government or Old Uncle Tom Cobley not to sell the data to whoever is willing to offer a quid for it in the same way that the DVLA shamefully sells data. As a patient I have written to my GP opting out. Unfortunately most of the population area unaware of their rights here, something I suspect NHS England was hopeing all along !

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26 Feb 2014

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