Patients cannot opt out of personal medical records being shared, albeit anonymised, between NHS bodies

The NHS’s new data platform could be derailed by a lack of public trust because patients are being denied the chance to opt out of it sharing their personal medical records, campaigners claim.

NHS England will announce on Tuesday that it is handing the £480m contract to operate the new software to the US spy tech firm Palantir, sparking a backlash over privacy and its “murky” past.

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