employers rights to your medical information

My employer "offers" free medical checks and advice.  The catch is that you can not refuse.  As part of this "benefit" you are required to provide your GPs address and contact number and a consent form has to be signed for the employer to request a copy of your records through a third party ( a medical company they pay). 

I have nothing to hide but I do not think that employers should have the right to access and then retain your medical details for what ever use.  I believe that you should be able to opt out of this "benefit" and continue to have your job with no recriminations.  I also believe that people if offered health screening should be able to choose their own health screener and choose which information to share with third parties.

Why is this idea important?

My employer "offers" free medical checks and advice.  The catch is that you can not refuse.  As part of this "benefit" you are required to provide your GPs address and contact number and a consent form has to be signed for the employer to request a copy of your records through a third party ( a medical company they pay). 

I have nothing to hide but I do not think that employers should have the right to access and then retain your medical details for what ever use.  I believe that you should be able to opt out of this "benefit" and continue to have your job with no recriminations.  I also believe that people if offered health screening should be able to choose their own health screener and choose which information to share with third parties.

right of married partners to support each other.

It appears that the Equalities Act removed the duty  of a husband to financillay support his wife in law.  I am not a lawyer but I am in a relationship where this has been verbally and practically used against me.

I do not wish to divorce as I love my husband and want to keep the children together.  The law however will provide for divorcing partners to have their reasonable needs met as the resources allow but it appears that wiithin a marriage however there is no protection for the parties now if one wishes to exploit the other i.e. sell or give away assets,  refuse to meet health needs of non working partner., refuse to meet educational needs of children ….. 

If the government is serious about supporting marriage then they should look at how they can ensure that people within this institution are treated as fairly as people outside it. 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

It appears that the Equalities Act removed the duty  of a husband to financillay support his wife in law.  I am not a lawyer but I am in a relationship where this has been verbally and practically used against me.

I do not wish to divorce as I love my husband and want to keep the children together.  The law however will provide for divorcing partners to have their reasonable needs met as the resources allow but it appears that wiithin a marriage however there is no protection for the parties now if one wishes to exploit the other i.e. sell or give away assets,  refuse to meet health needs of non working partner., refuse to meet educational needs of children ….. 

If the government is serious about supporting marriage then they should look at how they can ensure that people within this institution are treated as fairly as people outside it. 

 

 

health service duplication of information

When you attend a hospital you have to give all your details to at least 3 people again in the same format.  Why could the person at the desk just give you a print out with several copies so that you could just hand a copy to the next person to save them time on questions and form filling.

Why is this idea important?

When you attend a hospital you have to give all your details to at least 3 people again in the same format.  Why could the person at the desk just give you a print out with several copies so that you could just hand a copy to the next person to save them time on questions and form filling.

Health and safety laws and risk assessments

The requirement of the Health and Safety Legistlation have been taken to unreasonable extremes such that they are creating unnecessary red tape, taking away a persons awareness, making individuals risk averse and costing a great deal in training, equipment and common sense. 

In the last 3 weeks I have become aware of a group of staff who were volunteers on an environmental project who could not cut the grass with a lawn mower until they had gone through a 2 hour training course on the use of the machine:  Of staff who where told that they could not use fire extinguishers on a fire in case they chose the wrong one.  A ballet class where at exam time the children had to go from one room to another 10 yds through a public area so the parents had to be police checked to accompany them:  Of a first aid box that could not contain any scissors, tweezers, plasters, paracetamol or medicines as they were dangerous; a canal that was dewatered and all the staff attending had to wear life jackets beasue they were within 5 m of the canal even if there was no water in it and my window cleaner who can no longer use a ladder.

The proposal is to abolish the risk assessment element but keep the fines for breaches resulting in dealth and injury.   The common sense of the business should judge how to take the most appropriate measures.  A website could be put up to illustrate inappropriate health and safety meaures,

Why is this idea important?

The requirement of the Health and Safety Legistlation have been taken to unreasonable extremes such that they are creating unnecessary red tape, taking away a persons awareness, making individuals risk averse and costing a great deal in training, equipment and common sense. 

In the last 3 weeks I have become aware of a group of staff who were volunteers on an environmental project who could not cut the grass with a lawn mower until they had gone through a 2 hour training course on the use of the machine:  Of staff who where told that they could not use fire extinguishers on a fire in case they chose the wrong one.  A ballet class where at exam time the children had to go from one room to another 10 yds through a public area so the parents had to be police checked to accompany them:  Of a first aid box that could not contain any scissors, tweezers, plasters, paracetamol or medicines as they were dangerous; a canal that was dewatered and all the staff attending had to wear life jackets beasue they were within 5 m of the canal even if there was no water in it and my window cleaner who can no longer use a ladder.

The proposal is to abolish the risk assessment element but keep the fines for breaches resulting in dealth and injury.   The common sense of the business should judge how to take the most appropriate measures.  A website could be put up to illustrate inappropriate health and safety meaures,