Report urges widespread reform of handling of NHS data

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 13 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1559
  1. Douglas Carnall
  1. BMJ

    Personal health data flow freely from clinical to administrative settings in the NHS, and action is required to ensure confidentiality, says an independent review group chaired by Dame Fiona Caldicott.

    Dame Fiona, principal of Somerville College, Oxford, and a past president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, was asked to lead the review after the BMA advised doctors not to cooperate in the development of the NHS “net” two years ago. This followed concerns about the …

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