Giant NHS database rollout delayed for six months
19 February 2014 Last updated at 00:04 GMT
A major project which would allow anonymous medical records from GPs to be shared with organisations outside the NHS, is to be delayed by six months.
The care database, as its being called, was due to begin operating in April. But there are concerns that people have been left in the dark. despite a publicity campaign.
Fergus Walsh reports.