Got a nice letter from Tim Smart today. He is the chief exec of King’s College Hospital here in London, England. The letter introduced him and told me about the existence and the work of the King’s College Hospital Charity. An entrepreneurial reaction to budgeted cuts. I lose no sleep over people contacting me in the hope I will give them money. No harm in that. But I did wonder about the timing. I have just had a procedure done at King’s – see earlier blog – and this letter arrived so soon after that I assumed that this was some well-organised campaign following up on a documented transaction with the institution. But my NHS treatment details are not available to the fundraisers – are they? I ask the question. Coincidence Tim? The letter finishes with a PS that reassures that King’s will not share my personal data with any third party. But within the trust? They could of course get my details from the census segmented by post code and the timing was a happy coincidence – still it would be good to know.
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