NHS computer network will breach venereal disease regulations

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7007.754 (Published 16 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:754
  1. R Basu Roy,
  2. P Sriskandabalan
  1. Consultant in genitourinary medicine/HIV/AIDS Senior registrar Pannel Suite, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth BH7 7DW

    EDITOR,--Ross Anderson raises the serious concern of potential breaches of confidentiality because the proposed NHS network has insufficient safeguards to protect patient information.1 Aggregated databases containing the records of tens of millions of patients will be a great temptation for dishonest NHS employees, who could access the network …

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