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Summary care record - joint statement from the BMA GPC and NHS Employers

 

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Summary care record - joint statement from the BMA GPC and NHS Employers

Statement for SHAs

The BMA/GPC has agreed a joint statement with NHS Employers, on behalf of the Department of Health (DH) and Connecting for Health (CfH) , regarding the summary care record (SCR). This statement, is being sent to all strategic health authorities (SHA) by the Department of Health.

GPs and local medical committees should note that uploads to the SCR should only take place where there has been agreement between primary care trusts (PCTs) and practices that patients have been adequately informed, and that practices have also been fully supported. More ….