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Time for a “patient’s page” in hospital notes

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8556 (Published 21 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8556

Re: Time for a “patient’s page” in hospital notes

Patient pages are a very good idea but I can see significant practical challenges in implementing it. Following CQC visits, all medical records in our wards are now literally locked up in the trolley. And quite often the case notes trolley is kept in the doctors room. How can patients can access their case notes, let alone write on their 'pages'?

Competing interests: No competing interests

26 December 2012
Santhanam Sundar
Consultant Oncologist
Nottingham City Hospital
Nottingham. NG51PB