... thrust its tentacles your 'medical' history ... as of March
http://www.care-data.info/ ... read all about it ... and how
you can opt-out.
It works on the usual principle:
1. Consent via 'silence'
2. Deceit ... by not telling you too much ... such that you cannot
make an informed choice.
Personally I haven't had a doctor since about 2008. I have no idea
where my medical records are. That being the case I, probably, won't
get the leaflet (which will be confirmed proof that I'm off the
'medical grid' ... in the same way that not being sent Polling Cards
proves I'm off the Electoral Register grid). But most people still
are ... so this affects YOU.
You may think that it doesn't matter.
But note: YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BE SOLD TO ANYONE WILLING
TO BUY IT.
Just what would happen, if a Supermarket ... or the local Takeaway
... or whatever ... refuses to serve you on the basis that they
THINK the product is unsuitable for your 'medical condition'?
And, of course, there is always the VERY REAL possibility that "the
computer database isn't telling the real or the WHOLE truth".
First Law of Computing: Garbage OUT = Garbage IN
Mine ... was to tell my GP to fuck off ... a few years ago.
I rely on my Immune System ... which has yet to let me down (I know
that because I'm still alive). (Of course, I do take the obvious
precaution of not eating dead animals),