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Curbing 'Big-Brother'..a step at a time

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Curbing 'Big-Brother'..a step at a time

This link will take to a page, where you can print out an opt out, which they WILL honour (allegedly). I, personally, don't want my medical details sold to private drug companies. Angry

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14156524/caredata.pdf ; Cheesy
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Re: Curbing 'Big-Brother'..a step at a time

WTF?
I'm sure artmo will know more that he can explain before I even think of commenting.
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Re: Curbing 'Big-Brother'..a step at a time

I can't see any dates on this story but I thought it had come up some time ago and the GPs had refused to provide the info.  I will be back in the UK in around 10 days so will see what has happened.
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Re: Curbing 'Big-Brother'..a step at a time

I'd prefer to see some reliable links to confirm this is true.
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Re: Curbing 'Big-Brother'..a step at a time

Data is big huge money. From your credit history to you social media status, everything about everyone is a commodity. There's a global industry packaging you onto a memory stick. Even if you never consent to having your data sold, the view is that if your personal information in the public domain then it's information for private companies to own. It's no wonder Big Brother government wants in on the action, given they own everything from your tax and heath records to your internet history and census replies.
Rightly GP's will not sell data. Instead, I suggest some US owned content management sub-contractor, based in India, will be given the green wink by the Treasury Department to market our NHS data on a Buy It Now or Best Offer basis. And there will be nothing anyone can do to stop it.
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Re: Curbing 'Big-Brother'..a step at a time

Quote from: Razer
I'd prefer to see some reliable links to confirm this is true.

Looks like it is - http://www.schopwicksurgery.co.uk/t105259.html?a=0
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Re: Curbing 'Big-Brother'..a step at a time

Glad to say that none of this really bothers me  Smiley
A private drug company is welcome to my info for what good it'll do them.
I already spend a lot of NHS money every month with http://www.securicaremedical.co.uk and my GP purely issues a prescription to cover my order - I decide products, quantity and supplier, phone in an order and leave it all to them.


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Re: Curbing 'Big-Brother'..a step at a time

Info from NHS England re Care.Data Guide for GP Practices.
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Looks like it is - http://www.schopwicksurgery.co.uk/t105259.html?a=0

Thanks for that. I will be contacting my GP surgery tomorrow to opt out.
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Re: Curbing 'Big-Brother'..a step at a time

Hmm now I've seen more evidence of this I'm taking my usual anti-state view of it all.
This is utterly wrong. As for doris's england for sale ad, it certainly seems that way doesn't it. Thats what happens when we have such an expensive money thirsty monarchy and politicians to keep.
I wonder whats next..
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