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Why big business won’t be seeing your health records this summer

7 Jul 16

What even is “care.data”? Well, way back in 2014, the government wanted to make some major changes to our medical records – moving them from your local GP to a huge central database, which anyone working for the NHS could access. Why would they want...

Care.data – Have your say results

24 Nov 15

70,221 members of 38 Degrees have taken the survey to date “I do not think that my medical information should be a subject for sales analysis. Further, it worries me that some people, whose medical situation leaves them vulnerable, would be more exposed to exploitation.”...

Care.data – Have your say

20 Nov 15

The government is trying to push through the plan that would allow private companies to access our personal medical data and increase privatisation of the NHS. But together, we could stop it. [1] The scheme’s called Care.data. 38 Degrees members, along with other campaigners and...

It’s time to protect our medical data

7 Nov 14

Care.data: the scheme that would give our personal medical data to private companies. It’s being rolled out in just a few weeks’ time. But 92% of 38 Degrees members think we should get the scheme stopped until we can make sure our health data won’t...

38 Degrees members vote to stop Care.data until it’s fixed

20 Oct 14

Last week, 38 Degrees members voted on what to do about NHS England’s latest scheme. They’re planning to start gathering more of our personal medical data. They say it’ll be used for research, and to improve our NHS. And Care.data could bring huge improvements. But...

Your medical records

14 Oct 14

The government are planning to sneak through the plan that would allow private companies to buy our personal medical data. But together we could stop it. The scheme’s called Care.data. 38 Degrees members helped block it a few months ago. But now NHS managers are...