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Over 40% of GPs intend to opt themselves out of scheme


John Rowell … having my NHS number does identify me, go to any hospital /clinic and give that number and they have access to my records! My postcode identifies me, go into any shop and purchase an item, give your postcode and they will tell you where you live and who you are! This is data about an individual and fro that reason alone, it should be fro the patient, and only the patient to decide and it should be an 'opt in' not an 'opt out'! I pity any GP that 'opted me in' without my consent, who do they think they are that they can hand over patient information without patient consent! There was a huge campaign on awareness around 'strokes' so why not do the same so that patients are really aware of what this stealing their data really means? Surely patient data belongs to the patient and their consent to share has to be a legal right?

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25 Jan 2014

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