GP records and data sharing – security matters

For years, patients’ hospital data has been available for researchers to be able to understand how well hospitals are performing. This data has also led to some of the most important medical discoveries when it comes to disease management and control. The NHS’s proposed plans to add anonymised GP records to the data base in order to add further value has caused much controversy:  so much so that the project…

NHS Choices website gets infected

Visitors to the NHS Choices website got more than they bargained for earlier this week as it was reported that various web links were redirecting visitors to advertising- and malware infested pages.  It’s a little ironic that anyone trying to access information regarding their health could have ended up with a very sick computer to boot. Around 800 links were affected.  The issue was swiftly picked up and remedied, and…