Letters Electronic health records

Time for an NHS smart card?

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39434.702477.3A (Published 03 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:9
  1. Prasanna de Silva, consultant psychiatrist
  1. 1The Anchorage, Whitby YO21 1JH
  1. connie.bellamy{at}tney.northy.nhs.uk

    Recent correspondence on electronic patient records, including the editorial by McGilchrist and colleagues,1 seems to avoid facing up to a major philosophical difference in approach.

    The Department of Health (abetted by the medical establishment) favours securing data centrally for logistic and research purposes. The …

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