Back in March I blogged on the introduction of the NHS Summary Care Record, and made it clear that I thought not asking people to ‘Opt In’ was a catch all for getting as many records on the datasbase as possible. Read that posting by clicking HERE. Clients were of course given an option of ‘Opting Out’ of the scheme, however to do that you had to return a form to the NHS requesting that they send you an ‘Opt Out’ form for you to complete and then return to them, what a load of messing about that is.
Anyway I made it clear I was going to ‘Opt Out’ and promptly returned my request for an ‘Opt out form’ to the NHS, this I did on the 26th March, then I waited and waited and waited and waited, until finally today over 16 weeks later I receive a slip telling me that ‘ I Recently Requested…. 16 weeks, recent, I don’t think so? and also that the forms are out of stock! (see pic above). Is it that the demand for ‘Opting Out’ is so high, or is it simply another ruse by the NHS to make it as difficult as possible to ‘Opt Out’ of this scheme? Whatever the reason it is totally unacceptable.
Strangley, for some reason I thought this would happen, so I have downloaded the form and sent it to my GP. If you want to download an ‘Opt Out form’ you can get one by clicking Here