OverviewThere is a new scheme called "care.data", which will cause previously confidential medical records to be sent from a person's GP surgery to a central database.
Access to this database will then be sold for a fee.
The process of informing the public that their confidential medical records will become a commodity for those who meet the criteria for accessing the records has been spotty at best, and down right misleading at worst.
We (my partner and I at least) will be hitting the streets to distribute an A5 leaflet to the general populace informing them that this is taking place.
This leaflet is licensed CC-BY-4.0, meaning that you are feel to remix, reuse and redistribute as you please, as long as you attribute my partner and I.
You can access the full files: SVG, PNG and PDF. If you feel that this is an important issue, the leaflet is quite amenable to cheap risograph printing, so get yourself a print run done, and get out there on the streets!