Since giving my thoughts on the NHS's Summary Care Records scheme, I've discovered some more relevant news.Partly at the urging of the British Medical Association, the Department of Health decreed a week ago that the roll-out should stop, "until appropriate professional and public awareness has been raised".Earlier the BMA had claimed that the roll-out was “too hasty” and criticised the lack of an opt-out form in the patient information packs as well as calling for a national publicity campaign on the SCR.This seems an entirely sensible plan; unfortunately at least 9 Primary Care Trusts have decided to continue with their schemes anyway, though I don't know why.

AuthorJonathan Clark