A Tory health minister has cut his public ties with a corporate-backed group he founded, which was lobbying his own department in favour of changes worth millions of pounds to the biotech industry — where he was a formerly an executive. Patients4Data sits on an advisory group for the NHS’ controversial care.data programme, which could see confidential patient […]

A Tory health minister is behind a so-called ‘grassroots’ body run by bioscience executives — which is currently lobbying the NHS while claiming to be a patients’ group. With the government’s controversial care.data programme — comprising massive sharing of medical information with third parties — reportedly “in the last chance saloon”, NHS England have set up an advisory group to […]