Medical Records: Databases

Health written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason it was decided not to include an opt-out form in the ‘Better information means better care’ leaflet.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

When developing plans for the 'Better information means better care' leaflet, NHS England thought that it was more appropriate for general practitioners locally, as data controllers for their practice, to determine how best to manage the opt-out arrangements for their patients.

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