BBC News reports unease among doctors at this fast-developing IT project, amid security fears and other concerns.
Hamish Meldrum, chairman of the BMA, has said: "Patients' right to opt out is crucial, and it is extremely alarming that records are apparently being created without them being aware of it.
"If the process continues to be rushed, not only will the rights of patients be damaged, but the limited confidence of the public and the medical profession in NHS IT will be further eroded."
I expressed my own concerns about this in an earlier post on this blog. Government databases have a notorious record of insecurity.