What are the information governance and Data Protection Act 1998 rules about sharing a whole electronic record with a patient?

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What are the information governance and Data Protection Act 1998 rules about sharing a whole electronic record with a patient?

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The right of patients to request access to their medical records is enshrined in the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Staff must be aware of the need to safeguard patient confidentiality and not to contravene the DPA with an unauthorised disclosure of personal information.

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