UK: Doctors' body welcomes NHS patient-record access changes

Leo King reports:

The British Medical Association has said it would have preferred patients to be asked by their GP before information was uploaded to a central NHS data ‘spine’ under the £12.7 billion National Programme for IT.

But it said new rules that mean doctors have to ask for patients’ permission to view their care records marked “an improvement” in the system for patients and GPs, adding that it welcomed the changes.

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