Thursday, June 05, 2008

Consent, opt out and the summary care record

Dr Paul Thornton has made public his advisory letter about the rollout of summary care records (SCR) in Dorset and the consent model being employed.

He cites the UCL report on the SCR early adopter program and guidance from the Medical Defence Union to advise the Dorset Local Medical Committee that implied consent (“opt out”) is unlikely to be valid.

It will be interesting to see what decisions GPs make in the next phase of rollout areas following the learning from the early adopter sites.

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