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DoH security failures rekindle NHS IT fears

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Failures in the security of personal data of UK medical staff have prompted new doubts over the capacity of the new NHS IT system to ensure patient data confidentiality, which is at the heart of the viability of the entire project. The NHS Medical Training Application Service (MTAS) recruitment website has been shut down, after comprehensive personal details became readily downloadable. Security warnings in relation to MTAS had first been aired, reportedly, several weeks ago.

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