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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

QE to infinity.

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

Regarding tax advantage retirement accounts:

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Big brother to log your drinking habits and waist size as GPs are forced to hand over confidential records
By Jack Doyle
PUBLISHED: 17:28 EST, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:54 EST, 2 February 2013

GPs are to be forced to hand over confidential records on all their patients’ drinking habits, waist sizes and illnesses.

The files will be stored in a giant information bank that privacy campaigners say represents the  ‘biggest data grab in NHS history’.

They warned the move would end patient confidentiality and hand personal information to third parties.

The data includes weight, cholesterol levels, body mass index, pulse rate, family health history, alcohol consumption and smoking status.

Diagnosis of everything from cancer to heart disease to mental illness would be covered. Family doctors will have to pass on dates of birth, postcodes and NHS numbers.

Officials insisted the personal information would be made anonymous and deleted after analysis.

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