Why I'm opting out of e-records - chair, maternity association

Beverly Beech, the chairwoman of the Association for Improvements in Maternity Services, has explained why she is opting out of the Summary Care Record, which is part of the NPfIT. She says that incorrect data on systems run by social services has led to unjustified attempts to remove children from their parents. 


Beech doesn’t want her health information being uploaded to a national database in case some of it is wrong and which she cannot correct. 


She was speaking to us after the publication week of the Database State, a report commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust from the Foundation for Information Policy Research.


Her interview with Computer Weekly is on our website.




Opting out of Summary Care Record – NHS Connecting for Health advice


Data errors lead to new concerns over health records database – Computer Weekly


Summary Care Records roll-out begins – E-Health Insider


NHS Connecting for Health drops requirement for opt-out patients to make a personal appearance – NO2ID


Summary Care Record opt out – some of the challenges – IT Projects blog


Do you trust the Government with your medical records? – Dr Neil Bhatia


Is the Summary Care Record scheme legal? – Dr Paul Thornton