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GPs refuse to pilot SCRs

7th May 2008

Researchers from University College London say a “significant minority� of GPs are refusing to participate in the summary care record (SCR) programme.

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The electronic record programme, which allows hospital doctors to access a patient’s GP records and medical history, is currently being trialled in a number of ‘early adopter' areas before being rolled out nationally but UCL say at least two practices have pulled out because of ethical concerns about the system of assumed consent. The UCL report proposes a system where NHS staff must ask a patient for their consent whenever they wish to look at their records.

 

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