Patient's record - Personal health booklet (3) Health Literacy, digital access by patients to their records and patient activation (2)

21 October, 2021


We are having helpful and thoughtful conversations with and responses about the inclusion of the promotion by doctors and practice by doctors of patients accessing their digital records. with theUK General Medical

Council. Home - GMC ( <>

We have also contacted the WHO Academy <> to see if the Academy will consider publishing educational guidelines for doctors, nurses, students and other health professionals on promoting patient access to their records.

As you know, sharing records (with exceptions) has become mandatory in the USA under the USA Cures Act 2016.

and the European Commission has plans as well Electronic health records | Shaping Europe’s digital future (



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