Giant patient records database 'should be delayed'

Nick Triggle reports:

The roll-out of a new NHS data-sharing scheme involving medical records should be delayed as patients have been left “in the dark”, a patient watchdog says.

A giant database, Care.data, is being set up with anonymised records to help aid medical research and the monitoring of performance.

But Healthwatch England said the way NHS England had tried to explain the system had been confusing.

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