NHS promises to tell - but not all
In its section on 'unreasonable requests' it says: 'If you ask for information which is unreasonable, for example if you ask for 'all information allowed under the code of practice', we may refuse to give this to you.'
Politely it continues: 'We may also refuse to give you information which would take too much time to collect' . . . even if you are willing to pay.
You are allowed, by law, to see copies of your own health records, but not the 'actual documents or records containing the information'. You are allowed to have information about 'how health services are supplied, the targets and standards that have been set and the results achieved'.
The NHS does not, however, have to give you information about documents published before the code of practice is instituted, or information which 'you can easily get from public places such as your library or surgery'.
Nor, according to the draft, will patients have a right to 'information which is incomplete or which we do not think is reliable.'
A spokesman for the NHS executive, which is seeking comment on the code by 18 November, said it was important to strike a balance. 'The first task of the NHS is to run a health service and to provide treatment for patients, not to provide information for private individuals or companies for their marketing purposes.'
food + drinkMichelin-starred Tom Sellers on being this year's hottest property
tvParents (and kids) rejoice! A new wave of fantastic family entertainment is here
booksGeese, gorillas, grandads... and growing up
food + drinkHow one grocery e-tailer is gearing up for the Yuletide rush
food + drink
travelFor broadcaster Mishal Husain, a long-haul Club Med holiday was a chance for her family to explore its sense of 'zen' and 'animation'
Nelson Mandela: 11 inspirational quotes to live your life by
Queen to miss Nelson Mandela funeral over security and long-haul flight concerns
'Never a good time to increase MPs' pay': Jack Straw defends politicians' 11% pay rise in face of public outrage
The 'terrorist' and the Tories: What did Nelson Mandela really think of Margaret Thatcher?
Japan cracks down on leaks after scandal of Fukushima nuclear power plant
- 1 Hundreds arrested as Canadian police smash worldwide paedophile ring
- 2 Sherlock series 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman provide teasers for the biggest comeback in British television
- 3 Why Barcelona chose Everton to educate their latest prodigy
- 4 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis
- 5 Japan cracks down on leaks after scandal of Fukushima nuclear power plant
- < Previous
- Next >
£80000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Senior C++ De...
£25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C++ Server Dev...
£300 - £350 per day: Harrington Starr: Leading Electronic Trading Software Ven...
£23999 - £32001 per annum + Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: An independent ac...