The NHS’s controversial care.data programme has cost NHS England £1.3m to date, with the vast majority of the money being spent on “raising awareness” leaflets sent to millions of households in the UK.

The disclosure was made in a written response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Computing.

The request, made in March, asked how much the NHS has spent on the programme to date, and how much it intends to spend on care.data overall.

Reported by Computing News. You can read the full story here. 

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