Type 2 objections not honoured by NHS Digital

(Published to the use MY data site on 2018-07-02)

This story came out today in the HSJ. The Government has revealed that 150,000 Type 2 objections have not been honoured. This is because the GP system provider TPP did not pass patients objections on to NHS Digital, due to a coding error. There are more details here https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/02/150000-medical-records-shared-against-patients-wishes/

Beyond individuals choices not being honoured, this is also likely to damage public confidence in sharing patient data.

For information - Type 2 objections came into being under the Care.data system (and have now been replaced by the National Data Opt-out). Type 2 objections were lodged with the GP and meant that personal identifiable information could be sent to NHS Digital, but should not be disseminated or published by NHS Digital.

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