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MDU Online access to Patient Records FAQs

Updated on Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 1223 views

General practices in England are now required to offer patients online access to summary information from their records raising issues about confidentiality and record accuracy.

According to the published figures, 21% of patients in England were able to access their medical records online in September 2014, compared with 2% in September 2013. General practices in England are now required to offer patients online access to summary information from their records.

Here the MDU address the ethical and legal dilemmas GPs and practice managers may have about patients accessing their records online, such as how to protect confidentiality and what to do about patients querying record accuracy.

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