(London Telegraph) The inability of medical staff to share information about a patient’s medical history causes hours of delay for families, said Tim Kelsey.

Mr Kelsey, NHS England’s director for patients and information, said the service must adopt new technology to bring it up to date.

His view was highlighted by Anna Dixon, the Department of Health’s new director of strategy and quality, who quoted his comments to her Twitter followers. Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, proposes to put millions of medical records into electronic formats so that they can be fully shared between hospitals and GPs, as well as council social workers and nursing homes.

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