Have patients been given a fair chance to opt out of NHS database?
The Independent, Saturday 25th January 2014
From spring this year, every GP surgery in England must begin sending patient information to a central NHS database. The plan is being threatened by data privacy fears. There have been criticisms that patients have not been given a fair chance to opt out. The upcoming new European-wide data protection law will insist that individuals must have the right to directly ‘opt in’ to data sharing.