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OK, so this is not the most exciting topic we have ever covered but it is relevant! 25 May is the date that the new privacy laws come into effect (GDPR). You will have received many eMails from different organisations asking you to ‘opt-in’ otherwise the organization should not contact you again. We have eMailed all those on our ‘conferences list’ asking for people to opt – in if they want to hear from us in the future.
What is perhaps less well known is that 25 May is also the implementation date for the way patients data is made identifiable and how it is used for care and treatment and also for research and planning purposes in the NHS. This is completely separate from GDPR. You are likely to be told about this and your options by your GP surgery or hospital. There is a useful explanatory link, provided by Use My Data here.