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Patients get right to see medical records online ┆Health News

Patients will be able to view their medical records online, under proposals backed by the Government. 

As part of the plans, people would be able to download their medical history as well as viewing details of prescriptions and appointments — all free of charge.
The proposals would mean that patients could see the results of tests, and discharge notes sent from hospital. In addition, it is suggested that patients should be able to get repeat prescriptions – speeding up care and helping the NHS avoid unnecessary appointments.
The plans have been put forward by the NHS Future Forum, a group of leading doctors who are advising the Government on its health reforms.
They want the changes to be introduced in England within three years, The Times reported. The forum has won the backing of the Government. Lord Howe, a health minister, said: "We fully support NHS patients having online access to their personal GP records.
"Our vision for a modern NHS is to give patients more information and control over their health. 

The Telegraph

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