Let patients completely remove their medical info from national ‘Summary Care Records’ and return it to their local GP control if they want (i.e. not just ‘masking’ the data).

The NHS is uploading information from patients' GP medical records onto the national NHS Spine database in the form of 'Summary Care Records'. These records would hold contact details & private medical data (e.g. prescriptions) in a national database.


Patients should be able to remove their health record data completely from the national NHS Spine database, and bring it back to GP control if they wish. None of their personal health data should be kept, even in a masked form, on a national database if they don't want it there.

 

Why is this idea important?

The NHS is uploading information from patients' GP medical records onto the national NHS Spine database in the form of 'Summary Care Records'. These records would hold contact details & private medical data (e.g. prescriptions) in a national database.


Patients should be able to remove their health record data completely from the national NHS Spine database, and bring it back to GP control if they wish. None of their personal health data should be kept, even in a masked form, on a national database if they don't want it there.