No confidence in IT confidentiality

GPs have no confidence in the security of the summary care record.

GPs backed motions criticising the government's lax attitude to IT security and demanded that patients have the final say over whether or not their details are uploaded to the system.

Dr Michael Ingrams, from Hertfordshire LMC, warned that the attitude GPs take towards confidentiality may not be reflected throughout the health service, and said: 'The DoH would say that that culture exists in those who work in the intelligence services, but even they leave records on trains'.

But calls to desist work on the programme until that DoH can guarantee confidentiality were rejected by delegates.

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