Your article ‘More security fears hit Choice system’ completely misrepresented my views (GP, 29 September).
I have never advised patients to vary their passwords in the way referenced, nor do I believe that Choose and Book is vulnerable to smartcard users posing as patients.
The service has been designed in consultation with clinicians, and Connecting for Health has a robust information governance programme.
We have recognised that a small number of users were not comfortable with the current set-up, so we will further limit access to the password later this year.
In the meantime Choose and Book continues to provide a safe, reliable and patient friendly way of referring our patients to specialist care.
Dr Mark Davies
GP and primary care medical director, Connecting for Health