The NHS Long Term plan published in 2019 requires the digitisation of all primary care paper medical records, commonly known as ‘Lloyd George’ records or ‘A4 medical records’
Having paper based medical records restricts the use of technology to provide ‘joined up’ services and therefore the current paper records will be transferred to a digital format and then destroyed.
This will involve the current patient paper medical records being scanned and then loaded directly into a patient’s electronic medical record. This work will be completed by Iron Mountain Uk plc whose security standards have been reviewed by NHS England and Coventry and Warwickshire CCG.
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