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NHS to scrap single database of patients' medical details | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The government's scheme to store patients' medical information in a single database, which ran into massive problems over confidentiality, is to be scrapped, NHS England has said.

    The decision to axe the scheme, care.data, follows the publication of two reports that support far greater transparency over what happens to the information, and opt-outs for patients who want their data seen only by those directly caring for them."
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Care.data and big data will fill 'dangerous gaps' in NHS and futureproof it with genomi... - 0 views

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    "Insurance is just one area which could benefit from mining patient information in order to acquire the best business outcomes - although at the detriment of the person attempting to get insurance. After all, why would a company agree to hand out a policy to a person whose data suggests has a high risk of a heart attack?"
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Full NHS hospital records uploaded to Google servers, "infinitely worse" story to come ... - 0 views

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    "The news of the breach comes after the collapse of a scheme under which the NHS would sell patient records to pharma companies, insurers and others (there was no easy way to opt out of the scheme, until members of the public created the independent Fax Your GP service). "
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UK set to sell sensitive NHS records to commercial companies with no meaningful privacy... - 0 views

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    "The information sharing is on an opt-out basis, so if you don't want your "clinical records, mental health consultations, drug addiction rehabilitation details, dsexual health clinic attendance and abortion procedures" shared, along with your "GP records, HS numbers, post-codes, gender, date of birth," you need to contact your doctor and opt out of the process. "
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NHS scrambles to fix bug sending users to malware site | Technology | theguardian.com - 0 views

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    "The error saw over 800 links on the nhs.uk website send visitors to websites serving advertising and malware unrelated with the NHS.

    "We can confirm that this problem has arisen due to an internal coding error and that NHS Choices has not been maliciously attacked," said a HSCIC spokeswoman on behalf of NHS Choices."
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NHS patient data to be made available for sale to drug and insurance firms | Society | ... - 0 views

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    "Drug and insurance companies will from later this year be able to buy information on patients - including mental health conditions and diseases such as cancer, as well as smoking and drinking habits - once a single English database of medical data has been created."
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