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Kevin Gibbs

  • NHS England to rebrand ‘toxic’ Summary Care Records

    Kevin Gibbs's comment 14 May 2014 11:05pm

    There is inherent risk to patients when some patient records are not shared between health care professionals. For example, when patients are admitted to hospitals we do not always get detailed information about a patient's medication, especially if they are admitted in an emergency or after a GP surgery closes. This could mean that you do not receive your correct medication until the next time the surgery is open and we request a current list. Sharing this record is essential to stop mis-information and potential harm through missed medication.