A new Liberal Democrat MP has put down an early-day motion that “calls on the Government to halt all SCR [summary care records] updates, effective immediately, pending its promised comprehensive review of NHS IT systems.
This is the early-day motion of Julian Huppert MP:
“That this House welcomes the coalition Government’s commitment to give patients control of their health records; considers that any decision to continue to allow updating of patients’ details to the Summary Care Record (SCR) System is inconsistent with this commitment; and calls on the Government to halt all SCR updates, effective immediately, pending its promised comprehensive review of NHS IT systems.”
The motion will chime with some GPs who are concerned that the SCRscheme is being accelerated by health officials who wish to use“success” statistics as an argument to keep the scheme even if there isa major review of NHS IT.
Ministers can, and mostly do, ignoreearly-day motions. But if many signatures are collected, or there are afew very important signatures, an early-day motion can put pressure on agovernment to take notice.
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