The Register reports a leaked document from the NHS which concludes that sensitive patient records would probably be safer held locally, rather than stored on a national database as the Government proposes.
This follows a poll last week in which a majority of GPs said they would not upload their patients’ records to the national database. Together the poll and the leak are a double whammy for the misguided and wasteful project to centralise all computer systems in the NHS.
On Wednesday we are launching a campaign to persuade patients to opt out too. The inaugural meeting will be from 7 to 9 PM in Imperial College, London. For background, see recent posts on opting out and on kids’ databases.
4 thoughts on “Developments on health privacy…”
It may also be interesting to note, that the risk assessment mentions Healthspace, the online health record summary (future) website. Now won’t that be a barell of laughs. At present I believe it stores such voluntary information as, I smoke 5 cigs a day, medications, and some other diary type logs. However, If you really wanted to you could UUENCODE and upload your medical data.
There’s now an article on this in e-health insider
Yet another celebrity story (another version here).
We had a great launch meeting last night – here is the story in the Guardian and here are my talk slides