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GPs' leader sets conditions for electronic care records

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7542.627-b (Published 16 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:627
  1. Michael Cross
  1. London

    A long standing disagreement between GPs and leaders of the NHS's information technology programme may be moving towards rapprochement. The dispute is over whether patients should have to opt in to the new systems of electronic health records being created in England, or have the option to opt out and keep their medical records off the system if they do not wish them to be shared across the NHS.

    Officials at Connecting for Health, the agency building the new electronic records service, argue for “opt out,” but the council of the Royal …

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