Monday, December 18, 2006

SAY NO......

Patient veto for e-care records

There are fears the system will not be secure

The government is pushing ahead with the controversial electronic care records system -
but has agreed to give patients a veto.

Ministers said the system, part of a 10-year, £6bn upgrade of NHS IT, was about improving

It will mean doctors across England will be able to access records containing data on medication, allergies and adverse drug reactions.

But patients will be allowed to veto their records being shared nationally.

Doctors and patients have expressed fears a compulsory electronic record system could damage the GP/patient relationship, and compromise confidentiality.