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BMJ. 2007 August 4; 335(7613): 222.
PMCID: PMC1939743
Summary Care Records

Confusion in the BMA?

Lyall M Eccles, retired general practitioner

Winfield tells us that the BMA is advising general practitioners to boycott the provision of summary care records.1 So the BMA is proposing that the patient must actively opt out of the use of his corpse, but also proposes to deny said patient the opportunity to opt in to the care of his live health. As a doctor I don't get it. As a patient I resent it.


Competing interests: The views expressed are LME's own. LME's son is clinical director of Connecting for Health.


1. Winfield M. For patients' sake, don't boycott e-health records. BMJ 2007;335:158 (21 July.)

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