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Scientists launch campaign to discourage patients from opting out of


This has been handled so badly by NHS England that no one seriously trusts the motives or believes anything that is expressed here. NHSE had an opportunity to properly go to patients and ask permission. Instead they chose to tell GPs it was their responsibility to ensure people consented. We therefore ran a campaign in our practice (when it seemed we were on our own) to tell our understanding to patients (which may have been limited because NHSE were so crap about explaining things or taking any kind of responsibility). The damage is done. Most of our patients have opted out and are continuing to do so. I imagine many colleagues will have done things in their own way. No data coming out will therefore have much value as all practices have been left alone to make decisions about how to pass this information on. Bias - Bias - Bias for any studies. Once again NHSE have demonstrated a lack leadership or coherent policy. They seem to think that throwing their weight around will get them what thy want. Think again!

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13 Jan 2014

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