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10Aug

PM, David Cameron has announced the NHS Constitution is set to be changed to allow pharmaceutical companies access to anonymised GP records ‘on a scale never seen before’.

Currently, the constitution sets out to guarantee the right to patient confidentiality and ‘to expect the NHS to keep your confidential information safe and secure’.

But a consultation on the constitution due to start in October 2012 is set to overturn this right to allow patients’ data to be automatically used for research unless the patient specifically chooses to opt out, the Mr Cameron revealed.

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One Response to NHS Constitution to be modified to allow drug companies patient records access

  1. I do not agree with the proposal, at all, under any circumstances. I can only think that the pharma companies will pay handsomely for the privilege.

    I feel very strongly that there are still too many vulnerabilities in this kind of data storage, and how this data will be used in the future.

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