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 â€˜spineâ€™ under the Â£12.7 billion National Programme for IT.
But it said new rules that mean doctors have to ask for patientsâ€™ permission to view their care records marked â€œan improvementâ€ in the system for patients and GPs, adding that it welcomed the changes.
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