Wednesday, September 05, 2007

BMA call to halt e-record roll out

From William Heath: BMA call to halt e-record roll out

"An open letter to government from the doctor's association wants a stop to the roll out of summary care records until a review has taken place

The British Medical Association's (BMA) chair, Dr Hamish Meldrum, has called for a halt to further implementation of the NHS summary care record, beyond six early adopter sites, until an independent review has been completed.

In a letter to Ben Bradshaw, the minister responsible for the National Programme for IT (NPfIT), Dr Meldrum says that at a recent BMA meeting, doctors from primary and secondary care expressed their frustration with the programme and want a public enquiry to address problems."

Good for them.

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