BMA expresses concerns over patient confidentiality

 

Flaws in the government’s Health and Social Care Bill could threaten the confidentiality of patient records, doctors’ leaders have warned.

The British Medical Association says there are “serious concerns” about clauses in the bill on information sharing in a reshaped NHS.

The BMA says it fails to guarantee patients’ identities are kept secret.

But the government says the bill makes no changes to any of the existing legal safeguards on confidentiality.

The BMA, which fears that patients might withhold important information because of confidentiality issues, has written to Minister of State Simon Burns.

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