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Wednesday 19 June 2019
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NHS patients seen without their notes

Data volunteered by hospital trusts has suggested that over a million NHS patients are being seen every year without doctors having access to their full medical records.

A study by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) said there was no standardised way of measuring how many patient records are missing across NHS hospitals each year.

A total of 49 trusts responded to the HSJ's request for details under the Freedom of Information Act. Some gave a full account of their last audit while others gave details of the percentage of patients seen without their full records.