Patients will have the right to opt out of having their information shared through the NHS care records service, health minister Lord Warner told HSJ's Demystifying the National Programme for IT conference yesterday.

Under the government implied consent model, those who do not opt out will be deemed to have given implied consent to the sharing of their information.

Lord Warner also said that the government would launch a public information programme, with roadshows and leaflets sent to households to coincide with early adopter sites starting work on the summary care record service next spring.

Read the press release here

Patients will have the right to opt out of having their information shared through the NHS care records service, health minister Lord Warner told HSJ's Demystifying the National Programme for IT conference yesterday.

Under the government implied consent model, those who do not opt out will be deemed to have given implied consent to the sharing of their information.

Lord Warner also said that the government would launch a public information programme, with roadshows and leaflets sent to households to coincide with early adopter sites starting work on the summary care record service next spring.

Read the press release here