56 private organisations were granted access to NHS patient data last year

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 04 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2608
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

Around a third of the organisations that gained access to NHS patient data last year were from the private sector, a new register has shown.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) published a register1 of approved data releases on 4 April, describing it as part of a drive towards greater transparency and building public trust.

The register …

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