Disclosure could lead to discrimination

25 Jan 2011

I, like Carers UK, am very concerned about passing on personal medical information to outside agencies.

People with mental illness, HIV/Aids or other stigmatised conditions will be wary of this process. Discrimination against those patients may be reinforced. I would urge the Department of Health to fully explore these issues and set up a wider consultation with users of healthcare services and their carers before any implementation.

Jaya Kathrecha

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