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Independents' Day

GP's work to overcome Shipman legacy

Dr Amir Hannan has had to work hard to gain the trust of patients – he took on Harold Shipman's list at his Haughton Vale Surgery in Hyde, in 2001. But by introducing transparent systems and patient control, he is overcoming the legacy.

His latest initiative offers patients online access to their medical records and test results.

Dr Hannan said: 'It's not for everyone. But it's about patient control: their choice to take forward their treatment immediately and as they see best.'

Access is free and voluntary and 150 patients have signed up so far.

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