UK: NHS patients can stop their data being shared, says Jeremy Hunt

NHS patients must be able to object to their personal data being shared, despite the major benefits that can be had from making it more accessible, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

His comments came in response to Dame Fiona Caldicott’s information governance review, which found that health and social care organisations had become excessively risk averse”, when it came to sharing information “due to a fear of breaching confidentiality and data protection laws.

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