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Govt considers proposals to introduce healthcare fees in the NHS

Govt considers proposals to introduce healthcare fees in the NHS

The government is considering proposals which could spell the end of free healthcare in the UK. An inquiry has been launched quietly by the Conservative government which will look into ways to introduce charges into the service. The review entitled ‘Under Secretary of State for NHS Productivity’ will examine ways in which the NHS could be funded through user charges[Read More…]

Details of NHS patients sold to insurers

Details of NHS patients sold to insurers

The details of all NHS patients has been sold to insurers, it has been revealed. The revelations come just days after the government announced its intention to opt all NHS users into a government super-database in May. The database would mean that all of the private medical records and data about NHS patients will be made available to third party[Read More…]

Government to store DNA records of every NHS patient

Government to store DNA records of every NHS patient

The DNA of every man, woman and child in England will be profiled and stored under large-scale databases, according to a recent government announcement.  Under the project, every patient of the NHS will have the details of their genes, infections, past illnesses, sequenced over the next 5 years. This means that the government, along with medical authorities and other third[Read More…]