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

Jonathan Montgomery

in The glass consumer

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9781861347350
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303831 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.003.0008
Personal information in the National Health Service: the demise or rise of patient interests?

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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

Chapter.  6392 words. 

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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