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Dr Susanne Lace

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347350

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.001.0001

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Personal information in the National Health Service: the demise or rise of patient interests?

Personal information in the National Health Service: the demise or rise of patient interests?

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(p.187) 7 Personal information in the National Health Service: the demise or rise of patient interests?
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The glass consumer
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Jonathan Montgomery

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.003.0008

This chapter explores how personal information is now handled in the National Health Service (NHS) and examines its future plans. It argues that shifts in the structure of health services and the replacement within the NHS of the paradigm of confidentiality with that of data protection should not be seen as damaging. It notes that health service organisations have greater power to protect patient confidentiality than individual professionals could have done.

Keywords:   personal information, NHS, health services, data protection, patient, confidentiality

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