BMJ webinars: Patient access to their health records (8)

27 November, 2021

Emma Doble, patient editor (Education and strategy) has sent me this information about the series of four BMJ webinars about Patient Access to their Health Records. The webinars have been excellent.

Emma wrote: The webinars are all being uploaded to our BMJ Youtube channel and will all still be available for this event in June. You can find them here ( and we have also created a playlist of them all (with the final one to be added next week). Please do use and share these.

1. Why is failure to give patients timely access to their health records a failure of medical ethics?

2. What are the cultural and professional barriers to implementation?

3. Patient access to health records: How do we ensure that enabling patient access to health records doesn't exacerbate existing health inequalities?

4. What are the technical and organizational challenges to implementation?

Best wishes,


Emma Doble

Patient Editor (Education and strategy)

BMJ, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JR



Twitter: @emmajdoble


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