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Patients' Medical Records

Volume 886: debated on Monday 10 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) whether the name, address and personal details of any patient are retained on computer-based patients' records systems in the National Health Service;(2) if she will publish the names and locations of all National Health Service hospitals in England using computer-based patients' records system;(3) what clinical information is retained on computer-based patients' records systems in the National Health Service.

Personal or clinical information needed for the care of patients is held on computers in a number of National Health Service systems. Its nature varies widely and I am writing to the hon. Member to explain the position in more detail.