This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

pul jul aug2020 cover 80x101px
Read the latest issue online

Independents' Day

Ian Millington

  • Dr Ian Harris

    Ian Millington's comment 03 Sep 2014 12:25pm

    Well deserved, Ian!

  • Police should have greater access to medical records, says chief constable

    Ian Millington's comment 12 Aug 2014 11:13am

    So the Chief Constable is reported as follows:
    "He added that record access would allow police to track next of kin, and medical information for when dealing with someone with Alzheimer’s, or check for pertinent information on a patient’s drugs or alcohol history before responding to a call."
    Have you ever tried to get information from the Police about a patient you are about to see / visit as to the risk to yourself?
    The Police want all the information they can get yet are very reluctant to share what they already have, even where there may be a significant risk to a health professional.
    Information-sharing is a two-way street, Chief Constable!