Letters Access to anonymised patient data

Access to anonymised patient data: corners cannot be cut if patient confidence is to be maintained

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5817 (Published 03 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5817
  1. Phil Booth, coordinator, medConfidential1
  1. 1Lewes, UK
  1. coordinator{at}medconfidential.org

It’s always unfortunate when any research project fails to deliver the promise in its proposal, but it seems odd for Filippon to rail against the custodian of the nation’s medical histories, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).1

Filippon’s institution could not give the required assurance that it could protect data to the standard the public expects. The …

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