The NHS is preparing to transfer medical records from GP surgeries in England to a central store, which will be available for research purposes without the possibility of the data being deleted. In a follow-up article, The Register reports private companies will be able to use the data to help them understand market opportunities.
UPDATE: 240521 - The Register reports about the conflicting messaging, which overshadow NHS Digital's attempt to inform the public about its plans to share GP patient data with third parties. Which opt-out is the correct opt-out? And is the NHS selling data or not?