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Are you aware of the proposed changes in NHS repeat prescriptions?

Pharmacy signThe local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is proposing changes to the way in which repeat prescriptions for medicines are being handled. As you can imagine, many patients are expressing concern about this. In order to clarify the situation, the Forum has invited a respresentative from the CCG to attend our next Forum meeting to explain what is proposed. For further information, please visit our ‘Forum Events‘ page or follow us on Twitter.


Is the NHS really going to sell our medical records!

NHS care.data scheme

NHS care.data scheme

Members of the the Forum, and visitors, packed the meeting room today to attend a presentation on the Government’s care.data scheme, given by Professor Justin Keen from Leeds University. He described the progress of the scheme to date, its aims, proposed benefits and some of the controversies surrounding it. Forum members were keen to hear about what would be happening to their medical records and this controversial topic certainly stimulated a lot of questions both during and after the presentation. A very informative and worthwhile meeting.

Please see the next post for further details about the care.data project, or click here for detailed information. If you wish to opt-out of the project click  caredata_opt-out form for a form to print or alternatively click here for further advice.

Crisis talks postpone Government’s medical records data project


NHS care.data scheme

NHS care.data scheme

The government has announced that the implementation of its care.data project has been postponed until the Autumn, following concerns expressed by the Royal Colleges, charities, private companies, patients and the British Medical Association that there has been inadequate public notification and that many people do not understand the implications of the scheme. There are concerns that NHS England has failed to inform patients about how the data collected will be used, and by whom. Nor has the right to opt-out of the scheme been publicised adequately.

On June 27th the British Medical Association voted in favour of an opt-in policy. 

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