18 May 2018 — MedConfidential
The National Data Guardian said there should be “no surprises for patients about their data”, and so with the launch of the ICO’s ‘Your data matters’ campaign next week, we’ll see whether the NHS agrees.
9 December 2016 — MedConfidential
Jeremy Hunt changed his mind and is still selling your medical records
If you opted out of your hospital records being sold, Jeremy Hunt has changed his mind about your choice.
At the time, he said in Parliament (emphasis added):
“…this Government decided that people should be able to opt out from having their anonymised data used for the purposes of scientific research, which the previous Labour Government refused to do? When they extended the programme to out-patient data in 2003 and to A and E data in 2008, at no point did they give people the right to opt out. We have introduced that right”
The right Jeremy Hunt was so publicly proud of introducing, he has secretly taken away again. He was right to give it you – his election manifesto promised it would be there.