Letters Furore over care.data programme

The care.data programme: explicit detail on protocols and safeguards is needed

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2201 (Published 19 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2201
  1. Nick Mann, general practitioner1
  1. 1Well Street Surgery, London E9 7TA, UK
  1. drnickmann{at}gmail.com

The suggestion that doctors’ concerns about the use, and potential misuse, of patient data amounts to “scaremongering” by the “anti-data lobby” is ridiculous and naive.1

No one doubts the merits of a coherent and integrated database with which to conduct valid research to improve medical knowledge and healthcare.

However, the cognisant and sceptical among us …

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