Letters, calls and emails: Pointless IT Spine will cause rise in litigation

Dear Editor

Our PCT is trying to bulldoze us into adopting a new, Spine-friendly IT system. But how many patients have died or been adversely affected because the treating clinician was unable to access their records?

Surely, if this was an issue worth spending millions of pounds on, we would have heard of it by way of litigation.

I am far more concerned about litigation arising as a result of unauthorised access to records. No one has been able to tell me how the monitoring authority will know when a breach has occurred and how it will deal with it.

I may be a sceptic, but I have seen too many unjustified complaints; this will open a whole new can of worms.

Wendy Tyler, practice manager, Bradford, West Yorkshire.

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