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
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