http://www.guardian.co.uk/government-co ... sfeed=trueBoard to oversee expansion of NHS Summary Care Record
Department of Health to create content and advisory board to oversee development of electronic emergency care summary
* Gill Hitchcock
* Guardian Professional, Tuesday 19 June 2012 12.32 EDTThe Department of Health is setting up a new organisation to oversee the scope of the clinical content in the NHS Summary Care Record (SCR).
It will be known as the summary care record content and advisory board and is intended to consider proposals by the SCR programme board to change the scope of the SCR.
"At the first meeting it is expected the board will agree its precise terms of reference and the detailed process it will follow to arrive at its decisions," a spokeswoman for the department said.
A launch date has not yet been decided, but the recruitment process for a person to chair the board is currently underway. Once the chair is appointed, people on patient representative groups and clinical professional bodies will be invited to join the board.