We had a great run-up to Christmas, with thousands of people downloading our opt-out letter. We had a comment piece in the Guardian on the 21st, and there are many more media links here. There’s a lively discussion on the No2ID blog; we’ve appeared on political blogs from webcameron through select privacy to blogzilla; and we’ve starred in many medical blogs including Dr Crippen, Dr Rant and Dr Grumble. (I wonder why so many medical bloggers choose such depressing names?) We also seem to have stampeded the Department of Health into claiming to be the data controller of all GP records – which is wrong in law and has made the BMA seriously annoyed.
For a month of campaigning, we’ve done well. Medical privacy is now firmly on the national political agenda. A new campaigning season starts in the New Year, which we hope will be a very happy one for all our supporters!