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NHS England halts mass rollout of automatic patient access to GP records

BMJ 2022; 379 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o2902 (Published 30 November 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;379:o2902
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

NHS England has instructed the IT system suppliers EMIS and TPP not to switch on automatic patient access to GP records for any practices that have requested more time, after talks with the BMA.

The Accelerating Citizen Access to GP Data programme was supposed to see all general practices switched over to automatic patient access from 1 November 2022, but concerns over safeguarding and the workload required to prepare the records for sharing prompted NHS England to give practices an extension to 30 November if they were not ready.1

However, in an update on 29 November2 …

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