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Medical Records

Volume 893: debated on Thursday 12 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many complaints she has received regarding the loss of medical records in transferrring information about patients between one family practitioner committee and another in each of the last five years.

Two only, one in 1972 and one in 1975. There have also been a small number of cases brought to the notice of the Department where records have been temporarily mislaid, resulting in serious delays in the transfer of patients' medical records from one doctor to another, as follows:

1970, 3; 1971, 3; 1972, 0; 1973, 2; 1974, 3; 1975, 4.