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GPs increasingly requesting advice about CQC's powers to access patient records


We are already paying the GMC to regulate us on our record keeping. We are already responsible for the record keeping of our staff. Why are we being subject to this nonsense?I refer you to the GMC's 'Duties of a Doctor': "19. Documents you make (including clinical records) to formally record your work must be clear, accurate and legible. You should make records at the same time as the events you are recording or as soon as possible afterwards. 20. You must keep records that contain personal information about patients, colleagues or others securely, and in line with any data protection requirements. 21. Clinical records should include: a. relevant clinical findings b. the decisions made and actions agreed, and who is making the decisions and agreeing the actions c. the information given to patients d. any drugs prescribed or other investigation or treatment e. who is making the record and when."

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10 Nov 2014

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