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Over 40% of GPs intend to opt themselves out of care.data scheme

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I live in the North and we have all got the leaflets this week. They are glossy, flimsy things. I've heard several friends say how they thought it was one of those advertising things that falls out of the newspaper or that they nearly threw it away. i rang the helpline and was informed the leaflets are being distributed 'area by area' and we have 4 weeks to respond from the date of the receipt they know when each area got the leaflets. The really scandalous thing is that they do not tell you how to opt out, they say contact your GP - and I as a GP have NOT been informed of what we should tell our patients! I know for a fact many surgeries are getting this wrong,and telling patients to opt out of the summary care record, which is a different thing to care.data. This is how to opt out: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14156524/caredata_trifold.pdf and this is what should be being dropped through our letterboxes at the same time as those uninformative leaflets!

Posted date

26 Jan 2014

Posted time

1:23am

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