⚠️ Biggest data grab in NHS history just weeks away

2 JUNE 2021 — BIG BROTHER WATCH

The biggest data grab in the history of the National Health Service is just weeks away!

♂️ What’s about to happen?

The Government has hatched a plan to copy the entire GP medical history from every patient in England to an NHS Digital database from July 1st 2021.

The data may then be made available for commercial third parties to buy and disclosed for research purposes.

The records include deeply private information including mental and physical health records as well as sensitive codes such as criminal record, relationship status, abuse and abortion.

Oh, you didn’t hear about it?

The complete lack of transparency surrounding this bulk grab is seriously alarming and risks undermining faith in one of Britain’s most trusted institutions.

This scheme has been directly ordered by Health Secretary Matt Hancock yet he and the leaders of our country are quiet on this enormous project.

⏱️ You have until June 23 to opt out.

If you have ANY concerns about your private medical history being collected in this manner then consider filling out:

1) This Type 1 form to opt-out and return to your GP before the June 23 deadline.

2) NHS Digital’s online National Data Opt-out process (click herefor additional information on how to fill out for children & guardians).

Once your data has been copied, it will never be deleted.

You can always choose to opt back in, in the future.

⚕️ GPs making a stand.

Senior GPs have already called on other doctors to refuse to hand over the information. “36 doctors’ surgeries in Tower Hamlets, east London, have already agreed to withhold the data when collection begins on 1 July, the Guardian understands.

Pass the message on!

The deafening silence on this needs to be amplified, please share this information far and wide so that people are aware of what is going on.

It is vital that we have a say in what is happening with our private medical information.

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Erlend Evans, Digital Communications Manager

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