Posts Tagged ‘Medical records’

MP Dorrell starts work for firm chasing NHS deal

There are calls for Stephen Dorrell to quit as either an MP or an adviser to a private firm targeting a lucrative NHS contract. The Tory is in a conflic...

Medical records rules broken by insurance industry

Medical records appear to have been wrongly given to the insurance industry by the health service, the NHS admits. Details on hospital admissions from 198...

Care.data system delayed for at least six months

Implementation of the new NHS care.data system is to be delayed for at least six months following concerns from doctor and patient groups. The postponeme...

Split over role of online medical records

Nine out of ten doctors think online medical records will raise patient expectations, a survey reveals. The MPS report highlights the disparity between ...

QEHB rolls out ‘open’ medical records system

The successful pilot of a system that allows patients to view and update their own medical records is set to be rolled out to benefit more people receiving...

Keeping medical records – guidance for doctors

The MDU has developed new guidance for doctors embarking on their first consultant post. In the fourth of a series of articles guiding you through the more...

Call for medical records to be standardised

The Audit Commission is calling for the structure and content of medical records to be standardised nationally to improve care and the efficiency of clini...

Patients to get right to delete their medical records

Patients will be allowed to delete electronic summaries of their treatment records from a new national medical database. The decision represents a signi...

NHS told to tighten data security following breaches

The information commissioner has told the NHS to improve its data security, after breaches involving the loss of thousands of personal medical records. ...