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17th October 2023

Accelerated Access to Records Programme update

Following on from the guidance that GPC England (GPCE) shared with practices last Friday, the BMA are expecting to continue dialogue with NHS England in the coming week to ascertain how practices can be best supported in the lead up to the 31st October go-live date and beyond. 

Practices are strongly advised to carry out a practice Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) if they have not already done so, and may wish to use the BMA’s DPIA as a template.

This can be found here alongside a suite of resources (listed below) which practices can use in helping to prepare for prospective records access to their patients; 

FAQs for AAtR programme implementation

Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)

Template text message for practices

Example webpage for practice website (linked to from text message)

Sample Draft Email to ICB Primary Care IT Teams 

Application form for online access to the practice online services 

GPCE remains committed to supporting practices as they navigate this programme and will refresh and cascade resources on a regular basis. 

Read our full guidance here