Patient Solidarity Day, 3 December (2) Patient access to their health records (9)

4 December, 2021

The WHO patient safety plan 2021 to2030 also includes the objective of patients' access to their records.

Strategic objective 4: Engage and empower patients and families to help and support the journey to safer health care

"Develop procedures around the provisions of the national charter or bill, including non-discrimination, patient autonomy, informed consent and shared decision-making, emergency response, access to medical records and full disclosure of adverse events."

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