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RCGP chair: 'I advise patients to take photos of their hospital notes'


I advise my relatives to do the same from a Medico-Legal standpoint. Too often things have either disappeared or what was written did not reflect what was said. Over a decade ago I observed a consultant using dictation software to write her letters straight after the consultation for the majority of straightforward patients. Probably to be printed off and then sent via the post of course - emails would be impossible. I am not surprised that this simple, cheap approach to speed up the process has not been taken forward.

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08 Oct 2019

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