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GPC calls for urgent talks over public awareness of scheme


@roger tweedale. You say: 'On either argument should the sensitivities of the vocal few deny benefits for the masses? Giving an Opt Out caters for both and is a pragmatic solution; whereas Opt Ins are hugely expensive for the tax payer (circa £65m for each Opt In if you assume £1 per letter/envelope/postage - ignoring the many other costs of administering such a process).' I agree. However, whoever came up with the idea of these leaflets as a satisfactory way of informing the general public about this is either stupid or pull the wool over people's eyes. No-one I have spoken to about care data (and I am talking of maybe 20 friends/acquantances) knew anything about it. I was the only one. None of them recollect receiving the leaflet. This is why I have opted out and most of my friends have. We want to know a bit more about this and have some time to reflect. The way this has been handled has left people with a feeling of distrust. That is a shame because I am sure an awful lot of good could come from this data base.

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18 Feb 2014

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