UK: 26 million NHS patients’ records in security scare over SystmOne “enhanced data sharing”

Did no one really understand what “enhanced data sharing” would permit until now?

Laura Donnelly reports:

The medical records of 26 million patients are embroiled in a major security breach amid warnings that the IT system used by thousands of GPs is not secure.

The Information Commissioner is investigating concerns that records held by 2,700 practices – one in three of those in England – can be accessed by hundreds of thousands of strangers.

Privacy campaigners last night said the breach was “truly devastating” with millions of patients having no idea if their records had been compromised.


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