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Online Access to Medical Records – Safeguarding

Accelerated Online Access - Safeguarding

Update - system changes for all practices using TPP and EMIS - June 2022

General practices were previously informed that from April there will be system changes for all practices using TPP and EMIS systems to provide all patients with easy access to their future health records.

Go-live date is now expected to be November 2022, and GPs will be informed with 2 months' notice and provided with resources to support preparations.

For more information please click HERE

We have raised concerns about certain aspects of this with both NHSD and the BMA, and in particular around safeguarding. We are currently awaiting further guidance on this issue.

In the meantime, we would recommend that practices

​​​​​Clinical System Guides

An EMIS guide for redacting a consultation

A TPP guide for redacting a consultation (Please note that due to the configuration of your system you may not have all 3 processes available to you)

Consider using a test patient in your clinical system and similarly a test patient in the NHS App to see how actions within your clinical system will look to the patient within the App. NHS Digital have full details of how to do this. The NHS App test patient can be set up on a computer or laptop, as well as a smartphone, android or tablet.

With our kind thanks to Dr Michelle Sharma from BSW who has produced   a crib sheet or all healthcare professionals that shows how to “Redact from online view”.

More information can be found on our page  Wessex LMCs: Safeguarding: Children and Storing Information

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Updated on Friday, 29 July 2022 1130 views