Concern over new NHS database

It’s been reported that risk analysis conducted by the NHS has revealed that the new medical records database could be vulnerable to computer hackers or open to abuse by those wishing to identify patients ‘maliciously’. The study warned that public confidence in the NHS could be undermined and lead to patients withholding information from doctors, for fear it could not be kept safe. The report also warned that the risks of hacking and identification of patients should be mitigated by safeguards to control the use of the data.

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