NHS admits new medical records database could pose privacy risk

Laura Donnelly writes:

Patient confidentiality could be undermined by the new medical records database, the NHS’s own risk analysis has warned.

The controversial database could be vulnerable to hackers or could be used to identify patients “maliciously”, the document, seen by The Telegraph, states.

It says the scheme could damage public confidence in the NHS and result in patients withholding information from doctors out of fear it may not be kept confidential.

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