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Sunday 17 February 2019


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Practices to give patients full digital access to medical records retrospectively from April 2020

Monday 4th February 2019

Practices will be requested to offer patients online access to their full medical records retrospectively from April 2020, as stated in the GP contract.
GP practices will be expected to make progress in 2019/20 towards offering online medical records, a requirement that will become contractual from April 2020, according to the new GP contract.
From April 2019, practices will start providing new patients with ‘full online access to prospective data...

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