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Government scraps flagship GP record-sharing project


After the termination of both the GPES IAG (June 2015) *and* the Care Data Advisory Group (October 2015), the Care Data Program Board was preparing for a "Single National GP Data Extract" - which appeared to include all the GP record: I'm not clear whether this included free text. " However, the Government and the health and care system remain absolutely committed to realising the benefits of sharing information, as an essential part of improving outcomes for patients. 'Therefore this work will now be taken forward by the National Information Board, in close collaboration with the primary care community, in order to retain public confidence and to drive better care for patients.'" Does this mean that the Single National GP Data Extraction will still be imposed via a Direction (under the Health & Social Care Act 2012, this removes both the power and the obligation of GPs, as Data Controllers, to protect their patients' data)?

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06 Jul 2016

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