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Medical Records: Internet

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of people in early adopter areas have registered for an advanced account with HealthSpace; and if he will make a statement. (252338)

Patients are eligible for an advanced HealthSpace account once their general practitioner practice has created their summary care record (SCR). Information on the uptake to date of advanced HealthSpace accounts in each of the primary care trust (PCT) SCR early adopter areas is in the following table:

PCT area

Registered accounts

Registered accounts as a percentage of patients with a SCR

Bury

210

0.21

Bolton

93

0.13

Bradford

20

0.1

Dorset

601

1

1 Uploading of summary care records has not yet started in Dorset. In future, the facility to register for an advanced HealthSpace account will only be made available once uploading of summary care records has begun.