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Many of you will know about the recent Government’s plan to ingather GPs’ data. Many media reports and interested parties started to ask questions around how that information was being taken and how it would be used.

The Govt have now decided to postpone the June cut off date until September. BBS welcome this step – so that we can find out more about the project.

It’s better to ensure that people will be better informed about their rights to opt out if they wish to. As was reported recently in the press few realise how simple it is to identify individuals from medical records and it is important we learn about appropriate safeguards and security around this scheme.

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