Patient access to medical records over the internet is to be rolled out to 100 practices.
Hadfield Medical Centre in Glossop, Derbyshire, was the first GP practice to enable to a patient to view their medical record over the internet just under a year ago and since then eight other practices have joined the project.
Now GP computer supplier EMIS and GP-run company PAERS (Patient Access to Electronic Records Systems), who jointly run the scheme, hopes to extend the system to 100 practices.
Sean Riddell, managing director of EMIS, said that of the nine practices offering patient access to records the top practice was currently logging about 330 medical records viewed per month.
He told EHI Primary Care: “The next stage is to increase the number of practices wishing to participate up to about 100 and for them to recruit patients in to the project.” ...