Health Service Record Confidentiality

Mary Hawking maryhawking at
Mon Feb 24 08:59:07 GMT 2014

Looking forward to 2.30 on Tuesday 25th? Health Select Committee first
evidence session on "the proposed database"

Mary Hawking
Retired from NHS on 31.3.13 because of the Health and Social Care Act 2012
"thinking - independent thinking - is to humans as swimming is to cats: we
can do it if we really have to."  Mark Earles on Radio 4
blog And Fred!

-----Original Message-----
From: Theo Markettos [mailto:theom+news at] 
Sent: 23 February 2014 23:41
To: UK Cryptography Policy Discussion Group
Subject: Re: Health Service Record Confidentiality

In article <op.xaylly2dc3r7hz at thedell> you wrote:
> On Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:44:00 -0000, Ian Batten <igb at> 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, working
> > somewhat in the dark as I haven't received the much-bruited NHS  
> > publicity.
> You do need to explicitly state the codes which should be entered into  
> your patient records.

There's now a handy unofficial optout website:


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