Accelerating patient access to their GP-held records
Practices were previously informed 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. There is currently no scheduled date for this to take place; you will now be informed of the go-live date (now expected summer 2022) with 2 months' notice and provided with resources to support preparations.
NHS England are running educational sessions throughout May and June. To book your place: https://www.events.england.nhs.uk/getting-ready-for-all-patients-to-have-access-to-their-future-data
Deadline for national data opt-out extended
The mandatory implementation of the National Data Opt-Out (NDOO), has been extended to 31 July 2022. The opt-out applies to the disclosure of confidential patient information for purposes beyond an individual’s direct care across the health and care system in England, unless an exemption has been granted. All primary care organisations will be expected to take note of this new deadline and ensure they are taking the relevant steps to prepare to implement the opt-out by this date.