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Confidentiality of information on NHS network must be addressed

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7030.579 (Published 02 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:579
  1. Stuart Horner
  1. Chairman BMA Medical Ethics Committee, London WC1H 9JP

    EDITOR,—It is disappointing that a number of doctors seem to find the BMA's approach to the confidentiality of computerised health records impractical, out of date, Luddite, or worse: the association believes that concerns must be addressed before confidential personal health information can be entrusted to the NHS network. The medical ethics committee is as anxious as every practising doctor must be to ensure that patients reap the full benefits that the new computer technology can bring to health care. The …

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