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CAMHS won't see you now

Case study

Dr Richard Fitton's patients have told him what data they do not want to see shared in a national electronic record.

In a pilot study, Dr Fitton, a GP in Glossop, Derbyshire, gave 17 patients copies of their records and asked them to identify any errors and mark anything they would prefer was not included in the National Care Record.

In addition to 11 errors, patients identified 30 entries ­ mainly relating to mental and sexual health ­ they would not like other NHS staff to see. Dr Fitton, who sits on the Care Record Development Board, said: 'We know a certain percentage of records are going to have errors ­ for 49 million people that's a lot of errors.'

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