To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, Pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to Question 115323 on armed forces: medical records, which of the regulations and standards referred to in that answer have been amended since 2013.
Since 2013, a number of textual amendments or annotations have been made to the following regulations, such as to reflect changes in related legislation:
• Access to Medical Reports Act 1988
• Access to Health Records Act 1990
• Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015
Following a second review of information governance, the Caldicott Principles were revised in 2013. A seventh principle 'the duty to share information can be as important as the duty to protect patient confidentiality' was introduced.
The General Medical Council - Confidentiality: Good Practice in Handling Patient Information (2017) updates guidance previously published in 2009.