Patients To Add To Medical Record Online

Rebecca Todd | eHealth Insider | January 22, 2014

Patients will be able to contribute to their own medical record and switch GP practice online, NHS England’s director of patients and information Tim Kelsey has said.

Kelsey’s ‘patient and public voice’ report to NHS England’s board this week describes the vision to “unleash the power of people to manage their own conditions."

NHS England will do this by “providing them with applications that allow them to monitor their lifestyles, for example activity and diet - but with the added ability to view, merge and enhance their full NHS medical record with the information they are recording about themselves,” the report says.

As well as contributing to their own medical records, people will be able to transact directly with the NHS online.