Graham Silk, Patients4Data
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Patients4Data: NHS data sharing 'for patient benefit'

Opponents of the plan to share medical records on a giant database are "peddling scaremongering myths", medical research organisations say.

The warning by Patients4Data, an umbrella group for more than 70 bodies, comes after the launch of Care.data was delayed this week to the autumn.

Graham Silk, a representative for Patients4Data, was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2001. He was given three years to live, but has said that data-sharing helped his doctors find a cure.

Mr Silk told BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt that it is "joined-up thinking" that can help benefit patients.

  • 21 Feb 2014
  • From the section Health
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