Breast Implants

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:35 pm on 11th January 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley The Secretary of State for Health 12:35 pm, 11th January 2012

Of course, as the hon. Lady knows, we have been thinking hard about precisely this issue. The NHS Future Forum made further recommendations to us only yesterday about achieving access for patients to their own records by 2015 across the NHS. The NHS should keep records, but the patients themselves should have access to them. We will pursue that issue in the NHS, although frankly, I am not in a position to mandate that in the private sector. However, any patient would be well advised to say, “Why can’t I hold my own record from a private provider?”