Update: Government to delay controversial NHS data sharing plan

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Government promises extra time as opposition to 'data grab' grows

Update 13.00 BST: Jo Churchill MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care, announced to the House of Commons that the plan to extract patient data from GP records is to be delayed...

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