Sophie Borland reports:
NHS plans for everyone to be able to check their medical records online may cause ‘unintended harm’, leading academics have warned.
They are concerned confidentiality will be breached as it will be relatively easy for others to look up sensitive information, and urge NHS officials to delay the plans to ensure patients’ privacy is protected.
Under the proposals from NHS England, every person in the country will be able to access their medical record online by 2020. They will also be able to book appointments, look up test results and order prescriptions.
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