Prospective Access – November 2023 Update

The 2023/24 GP contract which has been imposed upon the profession required that practices provide automatic prospective access to GP-held patient records by 31 October 2023.

The BMA provided comprehensive guidance BMA general practitioners committee England that supported the process and encouraged practices to carry our a Data Protection Impact Assessment to explore risks and mitigations.
There has also been an open letter to the profession explaining this more. Click to download and read.

Several practices, having carried out a DPIA, do not feel that there are sufficient mitigating factors for automatic prospective access and are reviewing alternative options.

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