And precisely how many people will now have access to rape victims' data? And once this becomes known, what effect will it have on the likelihood that rape victims will report the crime? Levels of reporting and of conviction are already shockingly low
During the campaign that No2ID ran under the last government, large numbers of people opted out of the SCR, and many used a letter drafted by FIPR in which the patient said they opted out of central data collection to the maximum extent permitted by law. Kelsey may have decided to ignore this, but the result is that the GP's neck is on the block. If you upload the data of any patient who opted out in these terms, then you're infringing their human rights as well as committing a clear ethical breach. The simplest way to deal with this is to go through your practice database and for every patient with the 93C3 SCR opt-out code, add the new 9Nu0 / XaZ89 GEPS dissent code. The only ethical alternative is to go through the whole correspondence file with each of these patients, analyse what they said carefully, and call them if there's any doubt.
Typical of Hunt / Kelsey to dump the risks on patients and the costs on GPs
Interesting, isn't it, that the only person who defends the government on this point posts anonymously?