outsourcing GP appointments to India: is this legal under DPA?

Adrian Midgley amidgley at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 02:01:36 GMT 2010

On 10 December 2010 15:24, Mary Hawking <maryhawking at tigers.demon.co.uk>wrote:

> Regardless of the practicalities – and I cannot see this being popular with
> either GPs or patients – would this outsourcing of NHS data be legal under
> DPA? Even if already being done?
IANAL, but probably not.

I interviewed one provider of  a dictation service with the typing done in
india, who would not have it that any data at all left the UK, since the
typists were working on the server that was in the UK.

I was unable to satisfy myself whether he believed it, and was therefore
stupid and ignorant, or knew it to be untrue and was repeating the story
anyway in the hope of gaining profit.

Adrian Midgley   http://www.defoam.net/
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