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Keep NHS Medical Records Private, opt in not opt out.

Submitted on Saturday 5th June 2021

Rejected on Friday 11th June 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Keep NHS Medical Records Private, opt in not opt out.

Petition Details

Delay the selling of NHS records until there has been public consultation & awareness raised.

It is wrong to sell on a persons private medical information without specifically requesting their permission first.

This petition asks the Government to ban the sale of NHS patient medical records.

Additional Information

NHS patients are to have their medical records sold to private research companies without their prior consent. They can opt out by writing but if they are uninformed about this then they are unlikely to write to complain or opt out

Medical records are private information and although name and address are not included identity could be gleaned from the information that is taken.

The government should protect our personal data & insist NHS patients must give explicit consent to opt in & not out


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

You might like to sign the following petition:

Stop plans for NHS Digital to share GP patient data with third parties
petition.parliament.uk/petitions/587940

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