Your medical records belong to the secretary of state and the government. If you wish to opt out of “big brother” searches including you then you will have to speak out. Hold your own records?

BBC News reported 13th Jan 2016: Theresa May refuses to say whether UK spies access medical data

Your notes will not include evidence of “searched” within them. Population data is important to government  but so is confidence in the secrecy of your notes, even after death. How much easier to accept the small loss of liberty inherent in an identity card? Then we can attach “tax code” and all sorts of other information, possibly also Medical Records for those who prefer to keep them on their person… So many records are lost and unavailable in out patients or when a patient presents at a different hospital. NHSreality suggests some readers may prefer to trust themselves than the pithed politicians.

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How do I access my medical records (health records

Your health records – The NHS in England – NHS Choices

GPC agrees for GP practices to check migration status of new patients

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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