Security fears over medical database

Thursday, 30 June 2005, 10:54 AM EST

Government plans to put the medical records of 50 million patients in England on a national electronic database pose even more of a threat to civil liberties than the ID card scheme.

The patient care record - part of a £6.2bn programme to develop IT for the NHS - would allow GPs, hospitals and paramedics to access medical information that could save lives.

By John Carvel at The Guardian.

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