§ 84. Mr. John Hall
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give an assurance that the information now being collated under the hospital activity analysis scheme, by which a detailed record of each patient attending a National Health Service hospital is sent to a regional computer storage unit, will maintain the anonymity of the patient.
§ Mr. Crossman
Although the scheme collects and analyses information obtained from a large number of individual cases it is not concerned with individuals as such and I can assure the hon. Member that strict medical confidentiality is observed at all stages.