Care.Data National Information Sharing Database Abandoned – The Government listened to GP & patient concerns

In 2016, after calls from GPs and the public, Dame Fiona Caldicott reviewed the Government plans called Care.Data which were going to force GPs to share patient records into a centralised database.

This scheme was abandoned following the review and in response to Dame Fiona Caldicott’s recommendations.

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The decision to scrap Care.data was welcomed by Islington GPs and patients. The damage to the public’s confidence regarding medical data sharing & suspicions raised by the Government’s Care.data plans had had an adverse effect on local plans for the sharing of patient data which were designed for the benefit of patients and their direct medical care.