Daily Archives: October 4, 2013


Madlen Davies writes in Pulse: GPs have eight weeks to inform all their patients that confidential data from their records will be shared outside the NHS, as a campaign begins to encourage patients to opt out of the programme. Pulse has learnt that NHS England has now written to all practices in England informing them that they must inform their patients that their care.data programme will begin extracting confidential information from GP records shortly. It comes as the Information Commissioner prepares its final advice for practices on their responsibilities to inform patients that their data will be extracted if they decide not to opt-out of the programme. Apparently the eight-week clock started ticking on different dates across England (Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland are not currently affected): NHS England has confirmed that practices in the north of England were notified on 23 August that they had eight weeks to inform […]

Eight weeks to inform patients their data is going to ...