UK: Wirral PCT faces local data privacy backlash

Wirral Primary Care Trust has delayed plans to introduce a telephone support service provided by a US contractor, after a local outcry at plans to transfer extracts from patient records to a private company.

The proposed new health coaching service, called ‘Wirral Keep Well’, provided by Health Dialog, a US subsidiary of Bupa that provides targeted phone advice and support services for people with long-term conditions including diabetes, asthma, chronic respitory disease and other chronic diseases.

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