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Online records cause too many problems



There are so many issues with online access to records (‘Fewer than a third of doctors think online access to records is a good idea’).

What if an abused patient is forced by an abuser to show their medical record? What next – will insurance companies or prospective employers get access?

The medical record is supposed to be a tool for the GP to look after the patient – if full access is granted to the patient, let alone anybody else, this will potentially affect what is recorded.

Can we not just be left alone to do the job we trained for, and used to love, without all this rubbish?

From Dr Eithne MacRae, St Helens