February 2014 Archive

ICO Commissioner reappointed

Christopher Graham has been appointed to continue as the Information Commissioner for another two years. This will follow on from his current appointment ending on 28 June this year. This will bring Mr Graham’s total tenure up to seven years.

Concerns grow over medical records’ database

Healthwatch England, the consumer’s champion in health and care, has called for the implementation of the Care.data programme, a centralised database designed to allow sharing of medical records to be delayed as there appears to be low awareness of the plans among the majority of the public. The idea behind the database is to collate all hospital and community care medical records so that NHS researchers can build a picture of the state of the nation’s health which will help to map disease, control infection, research the efficacy of various drugs and monitor the standard of care across the country.
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