Posts Tagged: medical records

Retiring from General Practice?

According to recent reports from the IMO GP Committee, over 660 GPs are set to retire in the coming years.  If you are one of those, before you start booking your cruise or buying new golf clubs you may want to start considering what you can do with your patient files. Safeguarding Patient records You… Read more »

Is Your Surgery Ready for GDPR?

If you have files on open shelves in your surgery you cannot comply with GDPR. Does your office look like this?  You are leaving yourself open not only to data breaches but potential fines for non-compliance. GDPR Approaches With GDPR fast approaching all businesses must take a look at their current practices and make improvements… Read more »

Medical Record Retention

As each medical practice will be aware, records for patients must be held for a specific period of time. The Medical Council Guide to ‘Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Medical Practitioners’ outlines the retention period can be anything from 8 years upwards depending on the circumstances. The number of these records could be considerable,… Read more »