There are some good examples of the benefits of shared electronic health records from the US. Why can’t we a) manage to avoid the data loss / sharing issues that everyone is convinced will occur here and b) why can’t we package up the benefits for the UK in similar language using stories?

The one that worked for me? Pre- and post-screening a GPs case list to trigger reminders, automate (e.g.) flu reporting, automate research material collection. I guess you could say: that’s the GP’s job, but why not create all this information as part of their working process, not force it on them in addition?