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Data means health

We should all back proposals to make our medical records public

By Mark Walport   September 2012

The Department of Health headquarters in Whitehall Source: Wikipedia

The decade to come promises a transformation in healthcare, as the digital revolution allows doctors and other medical professionals to share data about patients, improving their care and advancing research.

Over the next few months, a pair of government initiatives will do much to determine how far and how fast the NHS can do this. A panel led by Fiona Caldicott, of which I am a member, is to report on the balance between protecting patient confidentiality and sharing…

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