The practice nurse does it. She's trained,with a certificate. Interpretation is taken care of by the attached computer which checks with previous tests, or with stored general states. Job done. Now, about NHSE coming out of the stone-age and into the General Medical World...
I trust they won't complain when NHS IC and HD units have an influx of patients then?
"Mr Whippy" refers to the usual MP pastime, which occasionally needs a visit to a primary care practitioner.
Can we have the data for AntiB prescribing by secondary care over the same period please....
Actually Jez: We're in this to heal the sick and not make things worse. Your thoughts are largely irrelevant as you are not qualified to know what you're talking about. Which also goes for your Do(ill)H staff too. In any case, according to your H&SC act, you are not in charge of health anyway. Please refer back to veterinary excess consumption of antibiotics as prophylaxis, at the start of the food chain, before prattling needlessly, to people who know far more than you ever will, about things you know nothing about anyway. By the way, how are your investments in healthcare going?
You give every NICE member a course of CoCodamol 500/30, then when the constipation kicks-in, and they have time to sit and think, you may get some sense..
Thankyou. It was not hard. Shunted many to sec care clinics, where they were consultant prescribed. Patient got meds. Hospital got money. Prescribing by GP down. Job done!
Well, Med Student..the DPA says that people have a say in the way their data is handled. notwithstanding the DPA "opt-out" given to the HSCIC by the H&SCR act, the relevant practice is the data controller for the "service user/patient" (delete as inappropriate) and has to respect the users preference. Of course, the practice CAN NOT REFUSE TO ALLOW THE HSCIC TO TAKE THE DATA but in doing so if the patient has refused consent, is breaking the law. Endof. Now we come to the latest shenahigans, NHEngland, and the care.data advisory group, have thrown all privacy advocates off the board and stacked the deck with private industry "advisors".
Leaving the practices with being criminals, and the HSCIC as being patient data vendors: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/08/care_data_nhs_kicks_privacy_advocates_out/
Imagine the disparity if one doctor prescribes 28 days for a ££ consultation while another prescribes 3 x 28 days"
Not allowed on NHS.
1. The health and social care reform act effectively removes the HSCIC from large areas of the DPA.
2. In spite of the opt-outs all patient data will still be extracted. No doubt that has been explained to the GP persecution team, and also that the opt-outs will be legislated away.
3. The aonymised data can, and according to the insurance companies has, been unanonymised by the simple expedient of using cross connection to existing data held by credit reference agencies.
Anonymised data is of minimal use, the fact that it could have been easily totally anonymised, but was not, should tell you something.
Even if you opt out the data will be extracted. The optout places restrictions on what the hscic can do with the data.
All that happens to your data as a result of the opt-out is that codes are attached to your file and your data will not be able to be "extracted" for various purposes. Your data will still be at hscic. See sections 70 onwards of the health and social care reform act. Since your opt-out is irrelevant for various defined purposes (public health emergency et-al) you can complete the chain of thought. Mission creep is what you should think…
If you read the health and social care reform bill, sections 70 onwards, you will realise there can be no confidentiality (which is why the GaG are automatically excluded).
Even if you opt-out your data IS uploaded to the HSCIC database. IF you are lucky the exclusion codes attached MAY be recognised, but there is always section 70 +
Well, from care.data:
¨Your date of birth, full postcode, NHS Number and gender rather than your name will be used to link your records in a secure system, managed by the HSCIC. Once this information has been linked, a new record will be created. This new record will not contain information that identifies you. The type of information shared, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and strict confidentiality rules¨
I wonder how many people in the street have the same birthdate!
Laws tend to change to reflect need.