That NHS Spine thing. £20 billion an counting, isn\’t it? The largest IT project in the world in fact?
Nearly two-thirds of family doctors are poised to boycott the government\’s scheme to put the medical records of 50 million NHS patients on a national electronic database, a Guardian poll reveals today.
With suspicion rife across the profession that sensitive personal data could be stolen by hackers and blackmailers, the poll found 59% of GPs in England are unwilling to upload any record without the patient\’s specific consent.
Ooops! They forgot to ask whether anyone would use it, didn\’t they?