Don't miss a story sign up to Midweek Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Senior Voice to discuss centralisation of NHS data

09:18 14 March 2014

Public meeting to be held in Honiton today (Friday).

Honiton Senior Voice is holding a public meeting following widespread concerns over the transfer of NHS data from local GPs to a central NHS database.

The meeting will be addressed by GP Dr David Ward and Caroline Lee of Healthwatch Devon at Honiton Methodist Hall this Friday (March 14.)

Honiton Senior Voice chairman Vic Bowsher said: “Many local people who have now had the NHS leaflet are confused about centralising care data.

“We have expressed their concerns to our local doctors and to HealthWatch Devon and we note the BMA and Royal College of GPs are also concerned. The Government has put off the scheme until the autumn but we are still not convinced that people’s medical records will be safe.

“We are grateful that Dr Ward and Caroline Lee are able to spare time to join us and address patients concerns.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

35 minutes ago
Mary Fenner (right) with Carol Gilson.

Mary Fenner, 72, who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, was given the new machine by Carol Gilson, founder of the Joe Gilson Mobility Scheme.

Read more
08:10
Damion Norcombe riding for Asthma UK

Damion plans a 100mile cycle marathon to raise money for fellow asthma sufferers

Read more
Yesterday, 17:08
Sergeant Mat Helm is excited to get started.

Mat Helm started his new job last week, and said he was ‘excited’ to get stuck in.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:53
Battle of the Somme

Special ceremony at the War Memorial to mark centenary of the battle which cost so many lives

Read more
Yesterday, 12:35

Lucy Deacon passed away at Abbyfield Hill House, in Dunkeswell Road, Combe Raleigh on January 9

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30
Chamber of Comerce members at Axminster Heritage Centre

Chairman Shane Morgan was delighted to greet the Honiton traders’ group president Colin Wright and chairman Tony McCollum.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:15
The new defibrillator at Beer. Ref shb 26-16AW 1132. Picture: Alex Walton

The legacy of a young woman will live on in her favourite seaside town after her family donated life saving equipment.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:45
Fly tipping at the Lamberts Castle beauty spot near Axminster

East Devon Council gets tough to protect the ‘wonderful coastline and countryside’

Read more
Tue, 17:30
Joan Davies -  the only survivor of the original Trustees when the ACS was formed 30 years ago

Members of Axminster Care Service (ACS) will be in party mood when they celebrate their 30th birthday at their annual meeting in The Guildhall on Thursday, June 30, at 7.30pm.

Read more
Tue, 14:58
Winning RNLI  stall organisers (l to r) Brian Cursley, Gerry Hampton and Peter Hampton.

Lifeboat team wins the Axe Vale Skip Award for Best Presented Charity Stand

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications