Online access to patient records

Online access to patient records

Growing public awareness about the rights to access data as the GDPR is introduced means practices may be faced with more requests from patients to access medical records online, explains the MDU's medico-legal adviser, Dr Carol Chu.

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Understanding the GDPR: Subject access requests

Understanding the GDPR: Subject access requests

In the second of our series on understanding the GDPR, Dr Rachel Birch from Medical Protection outlines what action practices should take when they receive requests for copies of medical records after 25 May 2018.

What does the GDPR mean for GP practices as employers?

What does the GDPR mean for GP practices as employers?

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to data practices hold about employees as well as patients. Fionnuala O'Donnell explains what this means.

Guide to practice mergers: Engaging with patients during a merger

Guide to practice mergers: Engaging with patients during a merger

Merging practices should obtain patient feedback and keep all stakeholders informed. Dee Lynes provides 10 top tips on how to do this.

Details of 2018/19 GP contract for England

Details of 2018/19 GP contract for England

Details of the GP contract for England in 2018/19 have been announced, which will deliver a 1% pay increase for GPs and a 3% uplift to cover rises in expenses.


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What are practices' contractual obligations on e-referrals?

What are practices' contractual obligations on e-referrals?

As part of the 2018/19 GP contract it will be a contractual requirement for practices to use the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) for all referrals to first consultant-led outpatient appointments from October 2018.

Changes to violent patient regulations under 2018/19 GP contract

Changes to violent patient regulations under 2018/19 GP contract

GP practices have been handed clearer powers to refuse to register violent patients under the GP contract for 2018/19.

How have the premises cost directions changed?

How have the premises cost directions changed?

Practices will be able to access grants for 100% of the cost of improving or updating their building under long-awaited changes to the premises cost directions, which have been announced as part of the GP contract deal for 2018/19.

Vaccination and immunisation programmes for 2018/19

Vaccination and immunisation programmes for 2018/19

Under the 2018/19 GP contract in England there have been a number of changes to vaccination and immunisation programmes.


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