Category Archives: Legal issues

10 useful things to have in the car

Speeding car driversSome simple advice from petrolprices.com about what things to have in the car, in case they’re needed.

They also provide the results of a recent study which reports that 4 drivers a minute are caught exceeding  the speed limit. In one county alone, there was a reported increase of 416% in a seven year period. Click here for more information, including how counties differ in their punishment of offenders.

Warning about Brexit scams ….. and there are many!

Please visit our ‘Alerts’ page for details of the latest scams relating to Brexit.

Investment

 

The current confusion about what is happening with the Brexit process is providing an ideal opportunity for fraudsters to try to steal individuals’ money. Make sure that you do not become a victim by reading about the latest scams:

Bogus Brexit investments

HMRC Brexit scam

European Health Insurance card (Ehic) scam

Financial services scams

Keyless car theft on the increase!

Car theft - keyless

 

Thefts from keyless cars has increased by 30% in the past four years.  Some insurance companies will not cover this type of theft, as there is no evidence of a break-in. Basically, thieves can hack the signal from your key and use it to open your car door and drive away.

So you need to take preventative measures to ensure the safety of your car. For further details, please see our ‘Alerts’ page.

Don’t get too close or you could be fined

Cyclist overtaking distance

According to a new law to protect cyclists, the driver needs to leave a minimum distance from a cyclist when overtaking or travelling alongside the bike or they could receive a fine. This would be £100 and three points on the licence for being too close to a bike on the road. For further details, please follow this link to our ‘Alerts’ page.

 

Minister says 150,000 patients’ opt-out data requests were never processed

Data securityDid you opt-out of sharing your confidential health information during the care.data project? It has now been revealed that 150,000 opt-out requests were not processed. So contact NHS England https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ … to check or opt-out now. Read more here.

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.