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Patients to be able to edit GP records 'far sooner' than expected

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This is actually terrifying. Exactly what information will patients be looking to edit? Where does this leave us medic-legally if patients have access to alter our notes? Medical records are a report of the information and assessment a healthcare professional attains through history and examination. By editing them, they become an inaccurate portrayal of the healthcare professional's findings given the information available to them. Access to records fine but editing them? Why ? Safeguards against tampering with information are paramount.

Posted date

22 Oct 2014

Posted time

4:17pm

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