From Monday 18th July 2022, your surgery will be conducting a project to digitise all paper-based patient medical records commonly known as Lloyd George medical records.
The digitisation project will reduce the burden associated with the movement of paper records and free up space in your practice that is currently used for storage of these records. At some practices this may provide additional office or clinical room capacity, improving patient experience.
Not only will these changes help us to become one step closer to a digital NHS, it also has environmental benefits too. Both NHSEI and PCSE are committed to being responsible organisations and are working together to reduce our carbon footprint for the services we deliver. This change will result in over 16 less tons of paper being produced and distributed across the country, which is the same weight as ten cars and equates to felling 200 trees!
Digitising these records will also increase security as well as making the full patient record easily accessible at the point of care to clinical staff within the practice.
The scanning and destruction of the paper records shall follow strict data protection guidelines adhered to by the NHS.
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