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How doctors could spy on your wee in bizarre bid to ease pressure on NHS

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A MINISTER wants to spy on our wee using microchips in bogs.

Monitoring urinals with new tech could help doctors spot diseases early.

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A minister wants to spy on our wee using microchips in bogs – in a move that a government minister has likened to sharing information in social media[/caption]

And Health Secretary Steve Barclay even compared it to sharing information on Facebook or Instagram.

He said: “People trust a company in California with data more than they trust the UK government.” 

In a speech at the Spectator Health conference in London, he said: “Put a chip in a urinal and it will tell someone who doesn’t even realise they have a condition.”

And he called for a national conversation with patients about “the right opportunities around data”.

Mr Barclay also suggested that high-tech data collection methods such as toilet chips would bust NHS backlogs and boost Britain’s economy.

But he said it could be done only with the right consent.

However, Labour accused Mr Barclay of “taking the p*ss”.

His own party also laid into the idea.

One Tory MP said: “The public deserve to do basic activities like going to the toilet without the state analysing their every move.” 

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