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BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 30 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:280

Patient confidentiality to be tightened: New positions are to be created in the NHS to safeguard and protect the handling of confidential patient information as it passes between computers. The appointees will be known as Caldicott guardians, after Dame Fiona Caldicott, principal of Somerville College, Oxford, who chaired a review on …

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