Medical Record Data – How Disabled People can Opt-Out of the New GP Data Collection Scheme

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From Thursday 1 July, the medical data from general practices (GPs) of everyone in England will be taken and used by the UK Government. This will mean that your private information will be collected and shared. This is a breach of confidentiality as it would allow third parties to access to anyone’s records.

Patients in England, including Disabled people, can opt-out of this new scheme – to not have your data shared with people outside of the NHS. However, you only have until 23 June to do so.

To read more details about the scheme via The Guardian, go to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/30/the-guardian-view-on-medical-records-nhs-data-grab-needs-explaining

To find out about how to opt-out of the scheme and downlaod the opt-out form from medConfidential to complete and send to your GP by 23 June, go to: https://medconfidential.org/how-to-opt-out/

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