Monday, March 08, 2010

NHS continues attempt to destroy patient trust

The NHS is continuing with its very badly thought-through plans to upload patients' basic medical records to the central "Spine" database without their explicit consent:
GPs say they fear patients' rights are being overlooked, that "scaremongering" is being used to get people's agreement for the database, and that hackers could illegally access the central computer.

The damage this will do to doctor-patient relationships once the inevitable breaches occur hardly bears thinking about.

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