Health Service Record Confidentiality
maryhawking at tigers.demon.co.uk
Sat Feb 8 18:34:42 GMT 2014
You'll be opted in unless you opt out
I put together a bit of information for family-and-friends
Shades of 1995 and 2002..
It would have been useful if the GPs had been given any real information
other than a letter around August last year saying it was going to happen in
8 weeks and it was *their* responsibility to inform their patients!
Retired from NHS on 31.3.13 because of the Health and Social Care Act 2012
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From: Peter Tomlinson [mailto:pwt at iosis.co.uk]
Sent: 07 February 2014 18:26
To: UK Cryptography Policy Discussion Group
Subject: Re: Health Service Record Confidentiality
A leaflet came through my letterbox this week (the same day that I went
off to one of those NHS independent contractor minor procedure units 
to have a stubborn molar removed by their dental surgeon - he is, of
course, not a white anglo saxon protestant (or catholic or..), but
likely from Egypt and did a brilliant job, as did the rest of the team).
NHS is the badge of the leaflet, 'Better information means better care'
is the banner. It refers me to:
- NHS Choices web site
- 'staff at your GP practice'
- 0300 456 3531 (nothing about any call costs)
- 'More details about how we look after confidential information and how
it may be used can be found on the website at www.hscic.gov.uk/patientconf'
It asks 'Do I need to do anything?. The answer is nothing if I'm happy
for my infomation to be shared. And the vital but naked statement "And
you can change your mind at any time".
So its opt in by default.
 'minor' indeed - in the waiting room I found their poster for their
fast track hip replacement jobs.
On 07/02/2014 16:44, Ian Batten wrote:
> It seems to be coming from all angles, doesn't it?
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