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NHS deal to hand GP data to immigration officials causing 'serious risk'


Quote from article on 25th January: "The MoU highlights that no clinical information will be released, but NHS Digital will release personal details, including full name, date of birth and registration with the NHS, last known address, and GP contact details in certain circumstances." I see absolutely no problem with that, except that some of the names and dates of birth are wrong. Quoted above: Health regulators have warned that public health is at ‘serious risk’ due to the NHS passing patient information to the Home Office as part of its drive to trace immigration offenders. How on earth can public health be at serious risk due to this? Perhaps a concern that some with communicable diseases may not seek medical attention in primary care? Perhaps dramatic reporting by hysterical liberals?

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03 May 2017

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