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No right to opt out of e-records

7th December 2006

Patients have been refused permission to keep their medical records off the new NHS central computer database.

The British Medical Association say the government has broken its pledge to allow people to opt out of the scheme.

The association is now seeking reassurance following letters sent out to people making the request stating the Department of Health â€˜will not agree to the request’.

The letters followed a coupon published in the Guardian for patients who wanted their records kept off the database.

The government has said patients may be able to limit disclosure of their records at a later date.

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