Pulse magazine says the BMA is confident it can convince the new government to order a new opt-in model for summary care records.
Opt-in is likely to mean that patients would give their consent to having their medical details uploaded to the national Oracle database which is run by BT under its NPfIT “spine” contract.
Pulse quotes GPC negotiator on IT Dr Chaand Nagpaul as saying: “While the Government may have decided to carry on with the roll-out, we plan to have talks over the means of adequate consultation and patient consent.”
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