NHS Future Forum talks sense on patients and medical records: i.e. we need a plan!

Much will be written about the NHS Future Forum’s report out today.  And a lot of it will be preoccupied with its recommendation that health professionals should proactively give patients all-round health advice. Personally, I think it a good idea although you’d have thought the Forum has advocated ‘in your face healthcare’ judging by some of […]

Available in all good GP surgeries – new patient information leaflet on the use of patient data for research

This leaflet ‘Your health records saves lives’ (click on the picture below) marks the fruits of much hard work by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) partnership over two years. Conceived, designed and written with patients very much as partners in the process, it seeks to explain how patient data is used for research purposes. […]