BMA fears Health Bill will erode privacy
The British Medical Association has told the government it believes the Health and Social Care Bill will threaten patient confidentiality because of clauses that it claims will enable widespread information sharing.
Simon Burns to speak at EHI Live 2010
Health minister Simon Burns has been announced as a keynote speaker at eHealth Insider Live 2010.
Greenhalgh slams Burns SCR review
The leader of the independent Summary Care Record review has described the government’s promise to doctors to conduct another review as an “absolute disgrace.”
Burns says NHS tech will be reviewed
Health minister Simon Burns has said that a review of the current processes around the summary care record will be carried out as part of a wider review on how information and technology can best be used within the NHS.
NHS IT minister says SCR ‘will continue’
The government has said that uploading of Summary Care Records will continue to take place, in its first public statement on the future of the SCR since gaining office.
Burns and Burstow join health team
Two health ministers have been appointed to join health secretary Andrew Lansley at the Department of Health. The appointment of Conservative Simon Burns and Liberal Democrat Paul Burstow suggests there may not be a ministerial place for Conservative Stephen O’Brien or Lib Dem Norman Lamb, who both shadowed health in opposition. However, the junior ministerial […]