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Can I allow access to a deceased patient’s notes?

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Jan Doyle 16/9 7:06pm. The patient is dead. The notes belong to the SoS for health. I am well aware after 34 years in GP that notes hang around a surgery BUT “read my lips” it is not your responsibility to deal with requests. If a coroner is involved then everything is put into abeyance. No report could or should be done until that process has taken place. All requests for information should be bounced to the Coroner’s Office. All requests after to the NHSE. This could take in excess of 30 minutes of GP time. Whilst a rare, some would say very rare, occurrence it nevertheless shows that even the experts (aka Cardies) are freely giving of this precious resource. What else do they waste their time on?

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17 Sep 2016

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12:14pm

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