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Government must protect GPs against new data protection legislation, say LMCs


The IGA - Information Governance Alliance - is issuing guidance for Health and Social Care. Unfortunately the General Practice/Primary Care Suite is now scheduled for March to May (previously March to April) - so it might appear to be a bit late to allow implementation by 25th May. Please note that Bedfordshire is 100% TPP SystmOne - which might have some influence on the suggestion that GPs shouldn't be the Data Controllers any longer. Connecting for Health decided that in a single shared record, GPs - and all other users - were Data Controllers in Common - with everything that that implied under DPA and will imply under GDPR.

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15 Mar 2018

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