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GP tests feasibility of putting patients' records on internet

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 23 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:688
  1. Michael Cross
  1. London

    A GP in England last week claimed to be the first NHS doctor to make patients' records available on the internet. Richard Fitton, of Hadfield Medical Centre, Glossop, posted the notes of two volunteers on a commercially run website as part of a programme to test the feasibility of giving patients, and any other authorised individual, access to their records from anywhere in the world. At least two other GPs are also planning to recruit patients to the programme.

    The trial anticipates by several years the plan by the NHS's national programme …

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