Update on care.data

Unsurprisingly it all kicked off about the care.data scheme that I last posted about, and it turns out that there are a lot better informed and better resourced people than I with an eye for this sort of thing. Reading, for example, the Guardian’s coverage of the topic will be far more informative than anything I could post.

I will however, update on their response to my letter.  I had hoped that by asking for them to clarify how and who the information was shared with, and thereby allowing me to take an informed decision I would get a nice, hopefully templated, response.

Instead I got the following:

Dear Mr Theyers

Thank you for your question about care.data. If you wish to opt out you must inform your GP. If you have any questions about how your data will be used please contact your GP.

Best regards

Not exactly the most positive response. Nor the more informative.