NHS Care.data information scheme ‘mishandled’

By Chris Vallance writes on the BBC web site:

The chair of the panel set up to advise the NHS and ministers on the governance of patient information has told the BBC the Care.data programme was mishandled.

Under the scheme, GP records in England will be put on a database and combined with other data to improve care.
Dame Fiona Caldicott, chairwoman of the Independent Information Governance Oversight Panel (IIGOP), told the BBC that “there was too much hurry”.

She said the public information campaigns were not clear enough.

She also said NHS England had not followed the IIGOP’s advice on making the text clearer on the leaflet designed to inform every household of the programme.

The articles is based on a broadcast interview with Dame Fiona, which you can listen to here.