Report to reveal danger to patients posed by NHS IT database?

Alex Deane, Director of Big Brother Watch – a campaign fighting intrusions on privacy – says of tomorrow’s report by University College London on the NPfIT NHS Connecting for Health Summary Care Record scheme:

“This report reveals that there are serious and potentially irrevocable tensions at the heart of the Summary Care Record.

“Many GP practices aren’t equipped to handle the technology and medical staff are suspicious of the data found on the system.

“We were told that the SCR would make our lives easier; this report shows that this insecure, inaccurate database is fraught with problems that pose a real danger to patients.”

Links:

The coalition has performed a disgraceful u-turn on summary care records – Big Brother Watch

Highlights of confidential UCL report on summary care record scheme – IT Projects Blog

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