Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said 95 per cent of NHS patients will be able to access their GP care records online, free of charge, by the time of the next general election.
Almost two-thirds of people do not think patients have been well informed about the controversial NHS data scheme, a poll suggests.
NHS England has for the first time discussed the possible benefits of moving to a system where patients opt-in to signal consent for their data to be shared in the controversial care.data scheme, HSJ understands.
Members of the Commons health committee criticised the NHS’s handling of the care.data project, in a heated evidence session yesterday.
Live tweeting from the Commons health committee as it hears evidence about the troubled data scheme
The debate surrounding controversial plans to share medical records has not focused enough on the benefits and advances it could lead to, according to more than 50 leading health professionals.
The medical records of almost 50 million NHS hospital patients have been sold for insurance purposes, it has been reported.
Controversial plans to share medical records will be delayed until later this year “to allow more time to build understanding of the benefits of using the information”, health officials have said.
A tender has been announced for a £168.1m contract to run the NHS’s email system over a five year period.
The health and social care workforce’s knowledge of good information governance has deteriorated since the NHS reforms were implemented, according to the expert commissioned by the government to examine the issue.
Almost half of the public do not understand plans for sharing their medical records while 80 per cent of GPs are unclear how the data will be used, surveys have shown.
Clinical commissioning group leaders in north London have launched a new mobile app in a bid to help patients access the most appropriate services and cut down on unnecessary visits to accident and emergency departments.
GP leaders are warning of a “crisis of public confidence” in an NHS scheme set up to share details from people’s medical records.
NHS England has reneged on its plan to give a designated “integration pioneer” area special status as a centre of best practice in the use of its £260m technology fund.
Former health minister Lord Darzi has thrown his weight behind the pioneering care.data project but criticised ministers’ handling of how it has been presented to the public.
The Department of Health has strengthened its grip on the NHS’s informatics policy by making a key policy group directly accountable to itself, HSJ has learned.
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