Maintaining Good Quality Medical Records in Primary Care

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Welcome to this module on Maintaining Good Quality Medical Records in Primary Care, which is one of a series of modules in the ICGP Risk Management eLearning Programme. The purpose of the module is to support General Practitioners in delivery of healthcare, in line with current guidelines for best practice in this area. Access to the module is restricted to qualified General Practitioners and the website requires registration with the ICGP. If you are a member of the public seeking information on professional standards, please click on the Medical Council link below:


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Module Overview


External CPD Credits: 3
GMS Study Leave: 1/2 day
No. of Lessons: 4
MCQ Assessment
Certificate of Completion


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This eLearning module is divided into 4 key lessons. Lessons 1-4 comprise a video presentation conveying the core material. Most presentations are under 10 minutes long or have a quick find navigation to facilitate opportunistic learning. Supplementary lessons, where non-core material is presented, and relevant printable and downloadable material are also included within most lessons. 
Development of this module was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Medisec Ireland.

Welcome to this module on Maintaining Good Quality Medical Records in Primary Care, which is one of a series of modules in the ICGP Risk Management eLearning Programme. The purpose of the module is to support General Practitioners in delivery of healthcare, in line with current guidelines for best practice in this area. 
This eLearning module is divided into 4 key lessons. Each lesson comprises a video presentation conveying the core material, with input from a number of legal experts and GPs who have an interest in this area. An attempt has been made to summarise the material and restrict the length of video lessons, to facilitate opportunistic learning. Supplementary lessons, where non-core material is presented, and relevant links and downloadable material are also included. Completion of this module will entitle you to 3 External CPD credits.
Development of this module has been supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Medisec Ireland
This Module was supported by Medisec Ireland.

The 4 lessons are as follows:

  • Lesson 1: Keeping Good Quality Medical Records

A patient's records should reflect the continuity of care, and be complete, accurate, legible, detailed, and contemporaneous records.  This lesson explores issues pertinent to the maintenance of good quality medical records in general practice.

  • Lesson 2: Professional Responsibilities & Legal Requirements Regarding Medical Records - Part 1
GPs are required to comply with data protection legislation as it applies to maintenance of medical records. This lesson introduces the issue of data protection legislation and explores Data Protection Principles 1&2. 

  • Lesson 3: Professional Responsibilities & Legal Requirements Regarding Medical Records - Part 2

As the regulatory environment in which we work continues to change, GPs can struggle to remain current and compliant with data protection legislation. This lesson continues the summary of data protection legislation as it applies to primary care, and reviews Data Protection Principles 3&4.
  • Lesson 4: Professional Responsibilities & Legal Requirements Regarding Medical Records - Part 3
Data Protection legislation, as it applies in general practice, is introduced & reviewed in Lessons 2&3 of this eLearning module. This lesson concludes the discussion of data protection legislation and explores Data Protection Principles 5-8.

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The Medical Council has defined eight domains of good professional practice. These domains describe a framework of competencies applicable to all doctors across the continuum of professional development from formal medical education and training through to maintenance of professional competence. Since they describe the outcomes which doctors should strive to achieve, doctors should refer to these domains throughout the process of maintaining competence. In order to assist you in planning your professional competence, ICGP eLearning highlight the domains addressed in each module as set out below. 
NOTE: While a number of ICGP modules have a tight focus on one or two domains, most modules endeavour to address all domains to some degree (low, medium, high). This is clearly displayed in the diagram below


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