Now if they just keep the records within the system and on secured servers...not burned on discs...but patients can still opt out by not replying to the letters sent....the system maybe secure, but how about the people that handle and work with the records...BD
Patients who will be the among the first in the district to have their health records transferred to a new computer system have seen at first hand how the technology works.
Bradford and Airedale Teaching Primary Care Trust is adopting the NHS Care Records Service and 40,000 patients in Bradford and Keighley have received letters about how the system works.
Instead of records being held by just one health organization, the new summary care record will be available to any authorized NHS worker at the click of a mouse.
It will give health professionals up-to-date information about a patient so they get the right treatment in the quickest time. Patients can opt out of the system, but consent is implied if they do not respond to a letter informing them about the summary care record. Mrs Green said: "I do not think that there is anything to be afraid of. It is a secure system.