Health Service Record Confidentiality

Ian Batten igb at
Mon Feb 24 13:42:36 GMT 2014

On 24 Feb 2014, at 11:46, Brian Morrison <bdm at> wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:17:32 +0000
> Peter Mitchell wrote:
>> ... a report by a major UK insurance society discloses that it was
>> able to obtain 13 years of hospital data – covering 47 million
>> patients – in order to help companies “refine” their premiums.
> I can see why they would want this,

I can see why they would want it; that doesn't mean they should be given.

HSCIS's rather unconvincing excuse is that the data was provided by a previous
organisation and they wouldn't do it now.  Hardly reassuring.


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