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700,000 patients continue to have data sharing objections ignored

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The medical student seems to confuse the sharing of identifiable patient information together with their personal clinical data for direct patient care (eg between GP and hospital) with hscic obtaining identifiable patient information to use for non clinical purposes. GP data are much more detailed than hospital episodes statistics data that the hscic holds. Patients have a right to have their wishes respected that their identifiable and detailed GP data are not shared /used for non clinical purposes. If the hscic received non-identifiable data then I would have no issues.

Posted date

08 Feb 2016

Posted time

10:00pm

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