HC Deb 05 April 2001 vol 366 c273W
Dr. Lynne Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms will be put in place to ensure that patients will have an input into decisions over access to their medical records when electronic patient records are introduced. [156731]

Ms Stuart

A number of electronic record demonstrator projects are looking at this aspect of electronic patient record development. Any mechanisms put in place will need to reflect the requirements of Data Protection legislation and generally common law obligations of confidentiality.