How safe are your medical records?

11 February 2014 — Liberty

How safe are your medical records?

At Liberty we’ve reacted with significant concern over NHS England’s new plans for a ‘care.data’ database. This could see your private medical records – including highly sensitive data – shared on a single database. 

We are highly concerned as to the level of patient-identifiable data to be shared, and the fact that organisations like drug and insurance companies will be able to buy ‘pseudonymised’ details about patients. Bodies like the police will also be able to access records.