Amir Hannan's Blog
This is a blog created by Dr Amir Hannan at Haughton Thornley Medical Centres

Julie Barnes states in her excellent presentation at TedxGranta on "Health, Technology and Social Responsibility” that science and technology is evolving to:

  • Help us to understand our personal risk of disease
  • Help us to screen for diseases so that we can identify them early
  • Help us to align ourselves to treatments that work (personalised medicine)
  • Through information technology move us into the realm of informed healthcare

What do you think about this? 

By having more information about your own health and being able to know what to look for, you may be able to enjoy life more and better and spend more time enjoying the things that you like to do with your family and friends and achieve your personal hopes, goals and that of your family.

What do you know about your own family and what conditions are more common in your family?

 Would you like to be able to know more and be more certain or would you prefer to remain in the dark?

Is this something that fills you with hope and that the future for you and your children may be better as a result or do you think there are risks here that we need to consider further?

Have you chosen to get access to your records or would you like to be able to have access to your records as well?

If not then what is preventing you from getting access to your own health information yourself?

What do you think about the comments Julie makes and do you have any thoughts yourself?