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Tories selling your medical records to highest bidder and here is the price list…

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Tories selling your medical records to highest bidder and here is the price list...

Tories selling your medical records to highest bidder and here is the price list…

{Starting this year, private companies will be able to buy information on us from the NHS’s new universal patient database — including everything from mental health conditions, sexually transmitted infections and diseases like cancer — all linked to your postcode, gender and ethnicity.

We’ve all been opted into the scheme by the government without our knowledge. And the clock is ticking — the government has said they will upload our data in a matter of just a few weeks. If we’re going to stop this, we have to act now:
http://action.sumofus.org/a/nhs-patient-corporations/

It doesn’t really get more personal than what you discuss with your doctor. They know the most personal things about us — like whether we’ve ever been depressed, had an embarrassing infection or struggled with drug & alcohol problems.

The government claims that individuals won’t be able to be identified. However, many experts have warned that under the current plans, we could easily be singled out through simple cross-referencing of other databases — especially if you have a rare or unusual condition. Imagine your employer finding that you might have had an abortion when you were a teenager. Or your insurance company finding out you are HIV positive. The consequences for us as individuals could be huge.

We know that when we act together, we can bring about real change. When we fought to get High Street names like River Island and Edinburgh Woollen Mill to sign up to protect Bangladeshi factory workers, we won! Now we need to step up to defend something precious — our right to privacy.

http://action.sumofus.org/a/nhs-patient-corporations/

Thanks for all that you do,
Martin, Hanna and the rest of us.

More Information:
NHS patient data to be made available to drug and insurance firms
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/19/nhs-patient-data-available-companies-buy

Price list for access to medical data:
http://www.hscic.gov.uk/media/12443/data-linkage-service-charges-2013-2014-updated/pdf/dles_service_charges__2013_14_V10_050913.pdf }

This is what you’d need to do in order to ensure your confidential NHS records do not end up in the hands of private companies. Thanks to John for this information. Visit this website to download a form. You will need to print it out, fill it in and send it to your doctor: http://medconfidential.org/how-to-opt-out/#download

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