Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Facebook site - Opt Out Now.

A facebook page has been set up called- Protect Your Medical Confidentiality. This relates to 'Summary Care Records' at present being uploaded with great rapidity - to the distress of many health professionals.

The aim is to alert people to the consequences of a letter coming through doors across parts of England, and to clarify the choices you can make.

The Department of Health is currently sending mailshots to people living in some areas, informing them of 'changes to your health records'. These changes are presented as necessary and inevitable but they are not. They shift control of health information from medical professionals to the state and will result in YOUR private details being uploaded onto a centralised system accessible to hundreds of thousands of people - not just doctors.

Link and more information here. Why not send the link to your friends and relatives?

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