According to a BMA survey, 93% of doctors don’t trust the government to safeguard patient data, 90% don’t feel able to reassure patients, and 81% don’t want their own data stored on the spine.
We’re starting to see medical practices advising all their patients to opt out. This is just the beginning. It was a medical revolt like this that doomed a huge database project in Iceland a few years ago. Roll on …
We have a real flying start for 2008, with a great piece in the Daily Mail. They report that over 200,000 people have now either picked up one of our opt-out letters from various sources, or got a download from this site. So opt out, tell your friends, and don’t forget to also check out the discussions on NHS confidentiality at the No2ID blog
Nine NHS Trusts lose patient data. See the story here . The situation can only get worse with the NHS Care Records, as once medical everyone details are on a national database there will be even more scope for security disasters.
The Big Opt Out