A statutory instrument which came
into force October 1st 2000 put in place a legal requirement for HA to approve
GP practices use of electronic records.
This amendment to a part of our terms of service makes the use of electronic records legitimate as long as you follow good practice and get approval for your electronic records from the health authority. There is no compulsion in the process unless you propose to keep part of your GP medical records in purely electronic form.
Good Practice Guidelines for General
Practice Electronic Patient Records were produced by the DOH in consultation
with the Joint Computing group of the GPC and RCGP.
The guidelines are considered under the following headings:
A copy was sent to all practices in October 2000 – available as PDF file for Acrobat readeror view fulltext version
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