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NHS Digital execs showed ‘little regard’ for patient ethics by signing data deal

MPs have voiced “serious concerns” about NHS Digital’s leadership, claiming execs paid “little regard” to the ethics of sharing patient details for immigration enforcement and are too close to government. Members of the House of Commons Health Committee slammed the body – which provides IT and data services for the NHS – for signing a data-sharing agreement with the Home Office. The government, meanwhile, was blasted for taking a stance on health data confidentiality that is at odds with the NHS’s own code – and warned it would open the door to other departments seeking patient addresses.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register

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