NHS England patients must object to the transmission of their medical information to public and private institutions for research purposes by June 23.
For private data protection associations, this is a real stumbling block, organizing across channels almost without the public’s knowledge.
The Minister of Health Matt Hancock asked general practitioners under the NHS England (National Public Health System) to share the health data of 55 million Britons held by them, starting from “1Yes In July, it can be used by public institutions and private companies for research purposes. Other British NHSs are not affected by this project.
The decision was made cautiously in the spring, and NHS Digital, the health data management unit of the NHS, was satisfied with the May 12 press release.Patients must apply before June 23 opt out, So their data will not be shared.
To do this, they must send a letter to their medical center or “general practitioner” (in the UK, to enjoy free NHS care, each resident must register with a doctor’s office near him). These forms can be downloaded from the NHS Digital website, but the possibility of escaping the upcoming giant collection has not been widely publicized. However, the NHS knows how to communicate well: the vaccination campaign in the UK is very effective and is the final proof.
“This is totally crazy! NHS Digital only gave GPs and patients six weeks to turn things around. Although we are still in a pandemic. It is still very sensitive personal information: your mind, sex, and body. Health, and all information kept secret in the doctor’s office. However, we have no transparency regarding how third-party companies will use the data and who their end users are.” Phil Booth, the founder of medConfidential, choked, medConfidential is one of the associations trying to remind government projects.