It was never in doubt that the DoH always had plans to expand the SCR to include non-GP (R2) data.
It is a widespread belief (amongst the public, and I believe, amongst GPs) that, since the ministerial review in 2010, the SCR would be limited only to GP-supplied data, allergies & medications, and any other data uploaded by GP practices with the patient’s explicit consent.
It was this understanding that facilitated the progress of the SCR rollout, I suspect.
Indeed, the DH stated in another FOI response
It may help to explain that following the recommendations made in the Ministerial Review of the Summary Care Record, which reported in October 2010, the only content being added to the Summary Care Record is that from General Practice. No organisation is permitted to upload ‘Release 2’ information to the Summary Care Record.
Not permitted – but not for long
Previously, 2 organisations had planned to upload R2 (non-GP) data, but withdrew their project.http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u ... ing-130494http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u ... ing-135815
A new body, called the ‘Summary Care Record Content and Advisory Board’,is being set up
The Terms of Reference
To make recommendations to the SCR Programme Board on proposals received to expand the scope of the content of the SCR from GP practices.
To advise the SCR Programme Board on business process implications of additional information being added from GP practices.
To make recommendations to the Minister of State for Health on proposals received to expand the scope of the content of the SCR from non-GP settings.
To advise the SCR Programme Board on the business process implications for the non-GP care settings involved in adding this new content to the SCR.
To advise the SCR Programme Board on the patient and clinical consent requirements which would result from proposals to add new content to the SCR and the practical implications associated with obtaining this consent in the care setting involved.