For Ewan Davis, the recent reported annoyance over the purpose of local health and care record exemplars (LHCREs) is misplaced – he argues that it was always the intention for LHCREs to enable a national data resource. He also believes that such a resource is necessary and valuable. But he suggests it will only be possible if changes are made and the lessons of the past heeded.
Digital Health’s GP columnist Dr Neil Paul is worried about the proliferation of local shared record schemes, creating multiple data ponds and boundary problems, he argues patients would be better served by a national summary care record that put them in control.
TPP founder Frank Hester has waded defiantly into the growing controversy about how his company shares patients GP records across the NHS.
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The Great North Care Record has signed up 96% of north east GP practices to turn on their information governance, allowing secondary care to view GP record.
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