Letters Spotlight: Patient Centred Care

Possible harms in sharing patients’ clinical notes

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1276 (Published 10 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1276
  1. Jenny Woodman, research associate1,
  2. Alex Hardip-Sohal, general practitioner2,
  3. Gene Feder, professor of primary care3,
  4. Ruth Gilbert, professor of clinical epidemiology1
  1. 1UCL-Population, Policy and Practice, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH, UK
  2. 2Chrisp Street Health Centre, London, UK
  3. 3Centre for Academic Primary Care, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
  1. j.woodman{at}ucl.ac.uk

As Walker and colleagues say,1 the move to providing patients with online access to records is accelerating, here and in the US. UK general practices are currently obliged to provide patient online access to the summary care record. Under the 2015-16 contract, practices will be required to offer patients online access to all coded information in their record. …

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