I have long been a fan of the think tank Demos so it is a pleasure to be part of their research on patient access to medical records. This is a follow-on to their and is funded by the Health Foundation. The final report, by Peter Bradwell and Faizal Farouk (co-author of The Talking Cure) will come out later in the year but in the meantime they circulated a draft to all participants and invited us all to discuss the draft in London.
We started with this excellent presentation by Peter:
And went on to discuss further details. It was fascinating to sit with so many pioneers in this movement in the UK: patients and clinicians, entrepreneurs and front-line staff, charities and companies, all working together to improve patient care.
As with all Demos research the report is well-reasoned and well-written. It will be particularly useful for giving independent verification of all the benefits of patient access. I look forward to reading the final version.