Brilliant assessment, and made me laugh too, not bad for a horrible November day!
Agree with Neil. And where is the result of the Pseudonymisation review?
Surely there is no option now but to delay the extractions. For the RCGP, the BMA, and the GPC all to be at one in protesting at the failure of the information campaign, it would be very foolish to contine.
It still leaves the problem of how you let your practice's population know that they have a right to opt out, the whole lot of them in an 8 week window? Very few will actually have surgery contact in this time, and with telephone triage and self checkins, may not even approach the desk.
Pseudonymisation at source would do away with the need for opt outs, and can safely link difference databases without breaching confidentiality. Download the details on http://tinyurl.com/nznhyqc
GP practices to host internet training sessions for patients in £750k scheme to reduce health inequalities
I can't help feeling £750k isn't going to go very far in creating new space in GP practices and providing extra staff, extra computer terminals, printers, stationery, IT support, anti virus protection, software upgrades, increased security, increased insurance premiums.....