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NHS: Film

Volume 471: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS Connecting for Health video on the Summary Care Record cost to make; how many actors were involved in the making of the film; and which parts each played. (181829)

The film, ‘The Summary Care Record—the story so far’ cost £32,000 to make. It was made in response to requests from national health service staff for a tool to support local clinical engagement work describing the purpose and benefits of summary care records from the standpoint of real life experience.

The film did not use actors. All those interviewed are real NHS staff or patients. Using genuine NHS staff and patients to talk from their own experience was seen as a crucial component contributing to the credibility and usefulness of the film.