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Continuing Care: Medical Records

Question for Department of Health

UIN 105687, tabled on 6 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the retention of patient records for use by people who are claiming funds back as part of the NHS Continuing Healthcare scheme.

Answered on

12 October 2017

There is no separate policy on the retention of patient records in respect of NHS Continuing Healthcare or for people requesting an assessment for a NHS Continuing Healthcare ‘previously unassessed period of care’.

The NHS England Corporate Records, Retention and Disposal Schedule is in line with the Government’s published ‘Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care’ at:

which sets out the standards required for the management of records for organisations who work within, or under contract to the National Health Servcie in England.