This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

pulse june2020 80x101px
Read the latest issue online

GPs go forth

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

BMA: Subject access requests to GPs increased by more than a third since GDPR

Comment

How does complete access to electronic record help? The bit that takes the time for the GPs (as opposed to the admin staff) is the redacting of third party information - which can't be done to an electronic record (how do you redact info from hospital letters that have been scanned in, for example? And we are still left with the issue of coercive control and third parties pressuring people into giving up their secure passwords. We have some patients who will never get electronic access because we don't feel it's safe for them to, but we can't identify everyone to whom this applies. I fully support patients having access to their complete records, I just think that we need to be funded properly to do the redacting, as well as the admin costs.

Posted date

16 Dec 2018

Posted time

12:52pm

required
required
required