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Are you concerned about who has access to your confidential information?

hand holding a stethoscope over computer keyboard with a securitNHS Digital are introducing a new tool that people can use to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for reasons other than their individual care and treatment.This is part of a vision to improve patients’ trust and confidence in how data is looked after by the health and social care system, following the failure of the Care.data project two years ago. Further information is available on our Have Your Say page.

The national data opt-out will be available for the public online from 25th  May at https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out-programme

For those who do not want to or cannot access the service digitally there will be also be a national telephone service available on 0300 303 5678.

Dementia Action Week (May 21st – 25th) event

Alzheimers SocietyAs one of the events taking place during Dementia Action Week (May 21st – 25th), there will be two free performances of ‘Don’t Leave Me Now’ – a play about dementia. The performances will take place at St Wilfrid’s Parish Hall, at 3pm and 6.30pm

You can find more information here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dont-leave-me-now-a-play-about-dementia-tickets-43339840630

Tickets are free and groups are welcome. Any donations received on the day will go to Alzheimer’s Society.

Join the Which? campaign to fix the care system

Compassionate Elder CareThe Consumer Association (Which?) is campaigning to get the Government to fix the care system, as a matter of priority. Which? estimates that ‘the care home population is already bigger than the City of Manchester and it’s set to grow rapidly over the coming years’.

As increasing numbers of care homes are closing, there are insufficient places for people who need them.  Care homes are struggling to provide the care which individuals need. For some residents this can mean that they are not receiving adequate care, or are having to move to another care home when their existing care home closes. To particpate in the Which? campaign, please follow this link:  https://campaigns.which.co.uk/care-system