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GPs must give patients online access to past medical records from 2020


What on earth are the BMA playing at? There is no way many of the notes are suitable for patients to read. Most was written in a time when GPs expected privacy and some of the content is not exactly flattering and therefore likely to cause distress and harm. We write in a far more restrained style now we know everyone is looking which might sound great but actually means that some important communication (e.g. safeguarding) has to occur off the records which are devalued as a result. Exposing retrospective notes is a total disaster and likely to lead to a break down in doctor patient relationships.

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05 Feb 2019

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