May 10, 2010
The agency charged with rolling out the new system is warning of “adverse consequences” if people choose to opt out of the computerised network, which has been criticised as chaotic by doctors.
It is also claiming that the NHS currently has “significant problems” with lost records.
A document posted on the website of NHS Connecting for Health lists several dangers to patients if they continue to have their medical information stored on paper files.
It states: “Health-care staff treating you may not be aware of your current medications in order to treat you safely and effectively.