Your Private Health Information for Sale? NHS reveals plans...
It looks like the NHS is gearing up to 'sell' our health information to private companies, reported in the Guardian yesterday. Apparently 'anonymised' information will be for the first time available in one place for insurance and research companies to purchase.
One obvious concern is what happens if for any reason our individual health & Sociodemographic patterns accidentally identify us? What would an insurance company or employment database organisation do if they found a mental health condition or a chronic illness associated with an individual?
Of course all the usual assurance are being wheeled out, however I remain highly sceptical, and can only imagine this will further create need for private healthcare for physical and mental conditions?