Online Access For Out-Of-Hours Docs

Out-of-hours doctors in Wales can now access patients’ health records online. It is hoped the initiative, developed by Informing Healthcare, will improve the care patients receive outside of normal working hours.

Doctors working in an out-of-hours service are now able to view key details from part of each patient’s medical record, when the patient’s own GP is not on duty.

This will enable them to see whether a patient is taking any medication, has any allergies or current problems and recent diagnoses.