Not long ago, patients were assured that they could opt out of having their personal health records centrally stored and in future accessible to a wide range of parties including drug companies and insurers (see our care.data page). But problems have been discovered which mean that not all decisions to opt out have been honoured. For more details see https://medconfidential.org/how-to-opt-out/ and http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jan/22/nhs-disregards-patients-requests-sharing-medical-records.
“We made three mistakes that I regret, the first being restructuring the NHS. The rest are minor.”— unnamed Senior Conservative Cabinet Minister