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Sunday, September 29, 2013

New rules for doctors ensuring data confidentiality

British Medical Association
Originally published September 13, 2013

Doctors will be asked to abide by new rules for keeping confidential patient data safe.

The government yesterday published its final response to a review into the way information is handled in and by the NHS, alongside new guidance from the HSCIC (Health and Social Care Information Centre).

The government accepted the recommendations of the review, chaired by Dame Fiona Caldicott, and stressed while information sharing was essential to provide good care for everyone, only the minimum amount of information should be shared and there must be strict rules to govern it.

Patients must also be given the right to object to having their identifiable data shared.

The entire article is here.
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