UK: Payouts suggested for "irresponsibly used" patient data in care.data scheme – report

Press Association reports:

Patients whose personal information is misused in the new medical records data-sharing scheme should be able to sue the NHS, a new report suggests.

People whose data is lost or “irresponsibly used” under the care.data initiative should be able to claim compensation through the NHS Litigation Authority, the authors said.

The group of experts established by the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, with a grant from the Peter Sowerby Foundation, said the programme is “essential to improve care”.

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