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CENTRAL CARE RECORD

I should like to re-confirm the LMC’s position that it cannot support the Central Care Record initiative as currently proposed, as it does not allow for explicit informed patient consent, and because of other concerns as previously notified.

Could I remind GP partnersthat they should discuss the proposals with their medical defence body, as they will be both professionally and legally liable for any data sharing the consent for which is challenged by a patient; they should also confirm the completeness andaccuracy of all summaries and other information which will be shared.

Dr. Robert Morley
Executive Secretary
Birmingham Local Medical Committee
www.blmc.co.uk
Tel. 0121- 454 5008

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