Somerset introduces web-based EPR viewer across all clinical services
A web viewer that allows all clinicians sight of patient records created in primary care is being rolled out across Somerset following a successful pilot.
3 per cent of patients have EPR access
Fewer than 3% of patients have access to their GP medical records online, according to figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre’s indicator portal.
Emis gives pharmacists GP record access
Emis has launched new software to enable more than 2,500 community pharmacies to view patients’ electronic GP records, following a push from pharmacists for better access to clinical information.
Central Manchester extends GP access
Patients in central Manchester are given extended access to GP practices as part of a data-sharing project.
DH rolls back GP records access promise
The government’s pledge to give patients online access to their GP records by March 2015 has been scaled back again, with practices now only required to have a plan to provide access by the deadline.
Vision for iPads
INPS has developed an iPad app that gives GPs secure access to their Vision patient records during home visits.
Prosecution for illegal records access
A former GP surgery manager has been prosecuted and fined for illegally accessing the medical records of nearly 2000 patients, most of whom were women in their 20s and 30s.
Power to the people
Paul Hodgkin, the founder and chief executive of Patient Opinion, wonders if the NHS’s promised digital revolution will help one of the site’s recent users.