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Paperless NHS 'will save £4.4 billion', says Hunt


When is anyone going to demand that to use the health service you present a health card which has all your data on and can be updated by NHS services. Your GP practice holds the backup as its your 'local' service. No centrally held online accessible record to stop the security issues (I'm not a Luddite but have serious doubts that anything the size of the NHS is secure) no card -no service (except dire emergency which is proven not to require central records or use them) foreign and non -NHS patients easily identified, and a bit of patient responsibility thrown in. Add a prescription to the card, patient trots off to chemist, swipe and its done. Next time I see them I'll know if they picked up meds, attended A&E, another GP walk etc all linked up nicely! I cannot access my shopping without handing over a card or cash- nhs make it so! No card or cash -tough!

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17 Jan 2013

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