• 13Jan

    Department of Health seeking views on how to support patient access to their GP records

    On 29th November 2011 the Chancellor announced as part of the Autumn Statement and Growth Review that: “The government will ensure all NHS patients can access their personal GP records online by the end of this Parliament.” Further recommendations on how this should be approached were published on 10th January 2012 by the NHS Future Forum in their Information report.

    The Department of Health in England want to ensure that patients, carers, GPs and primary health care teams and staff providing Informatics services for them get the support that they need for online access to GP Records to be of real benefit to them in their practice or care.

    Over the next week they would like to invite you to share your initial views and ideas on what support you believe is most needed. You can share your views by:

    • Participating in the Patients and Carers Web based conference (Webinar): – led by Toto Anne Gronlund – Head of Patient and Public Partnerships –  Wednesday 18th January 2012  – 12noon to 1pm. To book on to this webinar session go to: http://etdevents.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk/2937.
    • E-mailing your views and ideas to: hicinfo@nhs.net