This guide is aimed at practitioners, managers and patient organisations in health and social care in the UK and brings together the perspectives of policy makers, clinicians, suppliers and patients themselves.
This document provides an an overview and quick guide to providing patients with online access to their records, helping GPs to gain confidence in the process. It sets out key areas for consideration, such as governance and suggests ways of managing the risks. It is a summary of a more detailed report produced by the RCGP, Enabling patients to access electronic health records: guidance for health professionals.
This blog describes how one doctor found sharing her notes with her patient during the consultation had beneficial effects for the accuracy of the notes and the diagnosis. She reports how a pilot to share notes in this way became so successful that it has subsequently spread to other hospitals.
This webpage of Haughton Thornley Medical Centres shows how one group of Medical Centres are providing records access to their patients.