Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Family doctors to shun national database of patients' records

John Carvel, social affairs editor at The Guardian says:

"Nearly two-thirds of family doctors are poised to boycott the government's scheme to put the medical records of 50 million NHS patients on a national electronic database, a Guardian poll reveals today.

With suspicion rife across the profession that sensitive personal data could be stolen by hackers and blackmailers, the poll found 59% of GPs in England are unwilling to upload any record without the patient's specific consent."

Good for GPs.

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