Many thanks to Dr Paul Thornton and Dr Paul Cundy for helping draft a letter that you can now download, fill in your details, print off and send to your GP in order to opt out of having your GP records automatically uploaded to the NHS ’spine’.
Consequences of Opting Out
The Department of Health are using the argument that by having your details uploaded to SPINE they will be available in an emergency. You may want to consider this if you have a long standing medical condition. However A&E Dept’s do work to established clinical protocols for patients for whom they no medical history. It would be far better to wear a medical alert bracelet.