Health officials accused of failing to carry out basic checks before data

first_imgTonight Health Minister Lord O’Shaughnessy told the Daily Telegraph: “I know many patients will be concerned about why this data was released so I have sought an urgent explanation from Public Health England. Ministers are demanding urgent explanations over the release of medical data to a US firm working for one of the world’s largest tobacco companies. MPs are tomorrow expected to grill Public Health England (PHE) on how the decision was taken to hand over the anonymised information, extracted from the records of 180,000 patients diagnosed with lung cancer.center_img “If this information was gained inappropriately, I will raise this with the Information Commissioner as a matter of urgency,” he said,…last_img

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