CLAIMS that thousands of people were to shun a Bolton scheme to keep
patients' medical records online have been denied by the Government.
Well they would, wouldn't they.
Reports had suggested around 200,000 people in five pilot areas were
set to opt out of the summary care record system which would allow
health professionals across the country to access key medical
information at the touch of a button, amid concerns over security.
But the Government insists less than one per cent of people – 3,425
– eligible to be entered into the scheme, being piloted in Bolton,
Bury, Birmingham, Dorset and Bradford, had refused to have their
Officials also insisted the IT programme to introduce the mass database had the “highest standards of security”.
But some family doctors in Bolton have expressed concern about the safety of the new system.
Dr Chris Woods from the Halliwell Surgery said: “Security of this
system is a concern for me because all the information will be collated
on a large central computer.”
The issue has been raised after campaign group, the Big Opt Out,
said it estimated 200,000 people have requested or downloaded documents
allowing them to demand their medical details are excluded from the
Concerns were heightened after it was revealed nine NHS Trusts had lost patient information.
Security procedures at Royal Bolton Hospital are being reviewed
after a laptop computer, containing the medical details of around 350
patients, was stolen last month. (source)
Read about the NHS scheme and if you want to Opt Out you can download the forms from the Big Opt Out here.
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