This thread applies to UK only.
The NHS are rolling out a database which will contain everyone's name, date of birth and medical history. One and a quarter million names are already on it and 50 million or so to follow.
I heard that if you don't opt out you are opting in.
They are not exactly publicising its existence.
Someone mentioned there was a deadline for opting out this month. Anyone heard anything about this?
Ooh, it's a tricky one... "To be on the database, or not To be on the database. . . that is the question."
Just think, if Shakespeare had been born that bit later...
I do think it is intriguing, the stories like this that do not make the news. However, since I am much less well informed these days (you guys know I don't follow all this time-wasting rubbish anymore :0) ), it can of course be that you are all very well informed about this.
I also found it heartening to hear we have (govt) given the bee-saving fraternity £10 million to look into the devastating issue of bee decline and disappearance. Though it doesn't sound much when you read that the amount set aside for the NHS summary care record project is £11 billion. (can I really have got that right???!)
Ahh... it's so nice to know that in the end, we are so much more valuable than the bees.
To Bee or not to Bee, what was the question?