Summary care record to be radically cut back, says health secretary

Health secretary Andrew Lansley has announced that the controversial summary care record will be streamlined to include only emergency information. Watch a video of the announcement below.

Mr Lansley revealed the news in his keynote speech to the RCGP’s annual conference in Harrogate.

The DoH has been reviewing the scheme which the BMA said should be suspended confidentiality concerns and the failure to allow patients an informed choice.

Mr Lansley told the conference: ‘We will proceed but the record will only include information needed in an emergency.’

He said patients would be able to opt out of the record if they did not want their information included. Alternatively, they could also add more information if they wanted to do so.

More details in our video of the announcement above.

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