National patient database should not be made compulsory before public consultation

National patient database should not be made compulsory before public consultation

The Independent·2017-12-23 04:10

The Government may soon make it compulsory for even private General Practitioners to upload your private medical information into a Central Government System. Patients may have no recourse to opt-out.

The Government has acknowledged that concerns have been raised over privacy issues, but said that sensitive information will be tucked away. It said that only doctors treating the patients will have access to private information, and that too by entering their medical license number into the system.

But we all know that hacking is a real concern in this day and age.

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