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'Coding' cockup blamed for NHS cough-up of confidential info against patients' wishes

AndrueC Silver badge

Users access clinical NHS applications by being authenticated against the national SPINE, using an encrypted key on a Secure ID card plus PIN or password.

Sadly not always (maybe not often) in primary care. In primary care there's not much standardisation - there's probably a lot of smaller surgeries and clinics that don't even operate a domain let alone single sign on.

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