16 posts • joined 13 May 2010
Re: opt out link?
"Direct link to the form http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/scr/staff/aboutscr/comms/pip/optout.pdf"
No - this is the link to the Summary Care Record, not care.data
You do not have to fill in a form to opt out of care.data (or the SCR for that matter), there is no obligation to put your objection in writing. You can email your surgery if you want, or just tell a receptionist or your GP.
Please don't make an appointment with your GP just to opt out, whatever you do!
No reason required
Anyone can have their records S-flagged, no reason required.
Just fill in the form and give it to your GP, who'll send it off.
It is up to your GP to agree to do that or not. Once CfH receives the request, S-flagging will take place, no further questions asked.
See my site for details.
The GP representatives voted for the following:
(i) believes that patients who wish their Summary Care Record to be uploaded centrally should be asked to give explicit consent to this
(ii) demands that general practitioners are appropriately funded to undertake the work generated in their practices by the Summary Care Record programme
(iii) considers that the BMA should formally and publicly abandon its acceptance of an 'opt-out' system
(iv) asks the BMA to explore the withdrawal of all co-operation with a system based on implied consent
The abandonment of the SCR will no doubt be reviewed after publication of the forthcoming UCL report.