I hope that young and adolescent patients will begin to access their own lifelong health records, now that the technology allows access. These record platforms and apps are becoming increasingly patient useable and mental health, sexuality, relationship guides, conception, contraception, fertility, child birth and infant management information is increasingly becoming available vthrough a confidential trusted source of regulated professional health service providers and health information providers working in partnership with government, information governance, ethical and technology bodies.
Adolescents are very worried about confidentiality, shame and stigma so universal anonymous access to trusted information from a trusted source (how many youngsters go to their parents for intimate sexual advice "gross" they say to that idea in US films) about mental health, sexuality, conception, contraception, relationships, fertility, friendships, child birth, parenthood from a trusted source might be appreciated by youngsters ad they adopt the "adult" world.
HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP, British Medical Association. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data
Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT gmail.com