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Finally, the #GoldacreReview is published! (During Parliamentary Easter holidays, mid-ping-pong on the #HealthAndCareBill...)

It's 221 pages - each PDF page is a double page spread - so this could be a lo-o-o-ong [Thread].

Here goes...
First point to note, in the Terms of Reference (p5), is that this is about "access to #NHSdata by #researchers, #commissioners, and #innovators" - i.e. #Planning and #CommercialReUse - so it is directly relevant to the operation of millions of people's #NationalDataOptOuts... Terms of reference for the review  1. How do we facilitate a
"185 wide-ranging recommendations for us to explore", says @sajidjavid (p6). Gulp! Time for some coffee...

"systems that ensure #underrepresented groups are well represented" may (partly) refer to this "landmark review", which got off to a slow start:… The far-reaching independent review into potential ethnic bi
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In the 00s we phrased it, "Stop the #DatabaseState".

I'm doubly glad to see this: firstly because it's great to see the next generation pick up the refrain. Secondly 'cos they're applying the appropriate level of profanity!
By the way, if you want to know who coined the phrase #DatabaseState, it was @guy_herbert (in the early 'id-core' discussions of @NO2ID in 2004).

Here he is today:

And for a list of shit we helped stop, read Section 3 of this:…
That some of the very same politicians who professed to oppose the #DatabaseState back in 2010 so blindly now worship the #algorithm shows how little they ever actually #understood. Also how little they can be #trusted...

WTF else do they think "data-driven Government" means?
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