Tag: "NHS"

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A Paperless Society

Although apparently a hardware problem, rather than any type of virus or malicious attack, this incident in the NHS trust shows the dangers of relying on technology. Pennine Acute trust had to cancel approximately 650 appointments because of an IT failure. Whatever the benefits of IT, and there are many, in the area of health […]

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Dangers of Data Sharing In Healthcare

The (UK) government has been accused of failing to act on “serious concerns” raised by doctors and MPs about an NHS policy that sees patient details shared with immigration authorities. The Health and Social Care Committee warned earlier this year that NHS Digital was failing to uphold the interests of patients with the existing memorandum of understanding (MoU), through which patient data […]