It has been the government’s intention that patients should have full access to their medical records. This project has been in the making for several years and has a “go-live” date on 1st November, 2022. Both the BMA and RCGP have raised concerns about clinical and safeguarding issues around this project. We will be working closely within our guidelines and contractual requirements with both organisations and the LMC to ensure that clinical records are released safely to patients.
We will routinely ask for ID verification when patients request access to Online Services and/or their medical records.