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'The system is an absolute disgrace, and the plug should be pulled on it as soon as possible'

Dr Paul Cundy, chair of the GPC’s IT subcommittee and a GP in Wimbledon, south London, spoke to Pulse about Summary Care Records as part of his Big Interview.

Dr Cundy has clarified that his comments relating to the Summary Care Record were made in a personal capacity and that the BMA’s policy remains that Summary Care Records should ‘stand on their merits’. You can read the news story relating to this video clip here.

The full Big Interview with Dr Paul Cundy, which also covers telehealth, the GP Extraction Service and Government plans for a ‘paperless NHS’, will be published next week.

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  • Patient confidentiality will be a thing of the past if tis change is implemented. With alb.links at present patients working in hospital will say that they will look up their lab results and will not contact the surgery for the report. This is just the thin edge of the wedge.

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  • I opted out as I have done for transfer of any health records. Health records belong to the patient.
    Each time you go into hospital, at a time when you are very unwell, a vast number of staff repeatedly ask you the same questions, when you query the reason, we are told it forms part of their training.
    I flatly refuse to answer questions more than twice and ask them to refer to the fist lot of notes taken.

    We need more English doctors that speak a language we can understand.

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