Apr 292017

May Bulman reports:

Public Health England (PHE) has warned that the sharing of personal information by NHS commissioners and healthcare providers risks undermining public confidence in the NHS and could have “unintended serious consequences” for patients.

In a series of letters published by the Health Select Committee, PHE and the National Data Guardian (NDG) voice concern over a recent memorandum of understanding that allows the Home Office to request non-clinical details from NHS Digital about patients, saying it “creates a real barrier to engagement” with health services among migrant populations.

Read more on The Independent.

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