care.data ‘pathfinders’ announced
The ‘pathfinder’ areas announced on 7 October 2014 are:
- Leeds (3 CCGs: West / North / South and East)
- Blackburn with Darwen CCG
- West Hampshire CCG
- Somerset CCG
NHS England has not yet published a list of individual GP practices that are involved.
N.B. If you opted out of care.data earlier this year and had the ‘dissent codes’ added to your GP record, these will still work so you should not have to opt out again.
The basis of the care.data programme remains unchanged – identifiable medical information will be extracted from the GP record of every man, woman and child in England; this data will be centralised, linked with information taken from other parts of the NHS and made available to an open-ended array of organisations and companies for ill-defined purposes.
If you do have any concerns about care.data, and if you haven’t done so already, our advice continues to be to opt out now. https://medconfidential.org/how-to-opt-out/
“Sell Off By Peter Bach” – https://www.startjoin.com/NHS_SellOff Get and SEE it quickly folks. Shocking.