EXCLUSIVE: Data protection blamed for refusal to share shielded list

By Dan Peters | 06 October 2020

Frustrated council officers have blamed data protection for thwarting efforts to help vulnerable people.

The Government has told councils that the  NHS shielded patient list, a national dataset of people originally identified as being clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, cannot be shared with utility firms under any circumstances because it would breach confidentiality.

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