Transition in Scotland Progress

SVC Recommendation 13: Access to Medical Records

The Scottish Government and NHS Scotland should retain the current procedures whereby GPs in Scotland retrieve Service Leavers’ medical records but also keep them under review.


Scottish Government update:

This work is underway through separate initiatives. This includes guidance for GPs in Scotland on how veterans can share their full Service Medical Records. In addition, UK Government is developing Programme Cortisone which is due for delivery during 2020-22. As part of the programme, Service medical records will be digitised to allow for easier and more rapid sharing of documents.

SVC evaluation of status:

SVC Green

Implemented, but work should continue

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