Health Service Record Confidentiality
Brian L Johnson
brian at thejohnsons.co.uk
Sat Feb 8 10:47:48 GMT 2014
On Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:44:00 -0000, Ian Batten <igb at batten.eu.org> wrote:
> It seems to be coming from all angles, doesn't it?
> I've just been putting together the letter opting me and my children out
> of care.data, working
> somewhat in the dark as I haven't received the much-bruited NHS
You do need to explicitly state the codes which should be entered into
your patient records.
> Doing the
> information exercise from surgeries has the problem that a lot of people
> don't visit the doctor
> from one year's end to the next, and I don't know anyone who's actually
> received the
> But today I saw on the back of a bus an advert for this:
> which, again, I'm supposed to have been written to about and, again, I
> haven't been.
Individual health practices seem to be instituting their own version of
sharing. I (but not my wife) got a leaflet from my health practice
telling me that I could opt to have my data 'shared-in' and/or
It was explained that other parts of the health service, (a smoking
clinic, say) would only see my health data if I chose for my health
practice to 'share-out'. If my doctor wanted to see data from that
smoking clinic they could only do so if I had chosen to 'share-in'. Very
Then there's care.data... see the link above.
> It's not clear if this will be covered by the 93C3 I already have on my
> notes. Hey ho,
> _another_ letter to my GP. It's an absolutely shocking website,
> containing no information
> about who the actual responsible body is other than a link to
> which could be a scam for all I know: it claims to be part of the NHS
> (and has an NHS
> email address listed) but there's no evidence on its website that
> it's anything other than a bunch of blokes in a shed. Their only
> information governance
> is about dealing with social media.
> While then looking for the NHS Records "Guarantee", I found most copies
> of it lurking
> on the National Records archive, because the Information Governance
> Board of the
> NHS has been closed down, as has Connecting for Health, and therefore
> most of the
> hits on the first page of Google's results point to dubious archive
> sites rather than anything
> actively maintained. What's the current status of the care records
> "guarantee"? What's
> the latest version? Who knows?
I suspect we'll all know the extent of the sharing debacle once relentless
adverts for hemorrhoid cream / electric cigarettes / support underwear /
etc. appear in our Facebook sidebar.
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