"Sleep Centre Out Patients"
About: Papworth Hospital Papworth Hospital Cambridge CB23 3RE
I was rather alarmed when visiting outpatients yesterday to be told by the Receptionist that "The NHS now requires us to ask all patients which religion they follow".
As far as I am concerned, that information is nobody else's business. If I wish to tell somebody which religion, if any, I follow, that is up to me. Nobody has the right to say "We require you to tell us..."
I cannot for the life of me, understand why this information could possibly be required for an outpatient's appointment - If I were an inpatient, and required special diet as a consequence of my religion, that would be a different matter, and would be MY responsibility to inform staff - not there's to demand...