From Alex Matthews-King in Pulse Today
Under the scheme, patient identifiable data from GP records will be extracted using the General Practice Extraction System and shared with the Health and Social Care Information Centre. The information body will link the primary care data with secondary care data and publish bulletins of anonymised aggregate information.
However, it has proved controversial, with some LMCs saying they are considering boycotting the programme, while the BMA have also received enquiries from LMCs and GPs considering putting “opt out” read codes in all their patients records until they have explicit patient consent
Also, some thoughts from Professor Trisha Greenhalgh in 2010 on the Summary Care Record and implementation of IT systems in NHS.