Being pestered by cold calls ?
Could be NHS has sold off your details to companies
700,000 NHS users have been caught this way.
Private personal information on patients has been sold
off by the NH, .even after patients had opted OUT.
The NHS said we had to OPT OUT of their care.data programme (information obtained from your GP) – which thousands did.
Next thing is volume of nuisance calls increases – and whatever we do, we are still targetted.
Now the NHS admits that they haven’t had time, due to an unexpectdly high number of opt-outs, to remove our data befoer lists are sold by NHS. Chairman of Health and Social Information Centre (the agency which sells off our date to insurance and other companies), has told MPs it hasn’t had time to process the high number who chose to opt out.
So even if you told your GP NO – your details have been sold off.
Leaving one to suppose that the NHS were so convinced they could sell off our private information without any complaint, that they had aready gone ahead – before Peers and MPs found out and kicked up a fuss.
PULSE, the magazine for GPs, reports more trouble for the Care.data project.
Care.data is the controversial attempt by the NHS to gather our medical data in an easy-to-access format. Sold to patients as a life-saving service holding all their medical history in one place, it didn’t take long for people to suss out that this data would be a money-spinner for the NHS if it were sold to busnesses, companies, etc
We’re not selling this on say NHS
And announced that data on patients would only carry their D.O.B. (date of birth) and no name – but as Scotland Yard demonstrated to a group of journlists, with a D.O.B. anyone can gather useful information (to them) in six seconds.
The NHS refused to change their requirements, which would have made it more difficult for outsiders to access our medical information. Now overseeing the Care.data programme has been handed over to a company who’s part of an overseas-based group.
111 and others
Having given a false name to 111, last tine I called – and had someone else phone me using this – I am VERY WARY of giving out true name, D.O.B. and addess to anyone.
if you RE 2ORRIED
At lease qive your GP’s surgery a letter saying you want to Opt out. Then take a note of date, and if you are receiving nuisance calls, write to your MP to inform them.