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Care homes to update GP records 'daily', says Hunt


It is very interesting that this record sharing is only in one direction. There is no suggestion that we will have access to hospital records, or those from social services, district nursing etc. in a recent multidisciplinary meeting we asked the social worker for a list of patients receiving care. She refused to give it to us citing " confidentiality". The legal 24 hour responsibility will be with us, but with no suggestion of us being able to access information from other agencies to help. This is a recipe for meltdown.

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13 Dec 2013

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