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Fix this faxing hell! NHS told to stop hanging onto archaic tech


I left local government six years ago, so things may have changed, but the NHS would not let local authorities email NHS Trusts anything with patient data in it as this was only permitted within the NHS using their own secure email system, which the NHS was not prepared for us to be a part of. We had to send everything by fax (mainly water and food-borne disease case notifications and outbreak questionnaires).

Given that all kinds of non-NHS organisations exchange medical data with the NHS, including employers that have to organise and assess regular routine screening of employees, one wonders how they get on.

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