The Access Study

Evaluation of patient access to medical test result services in general practice: a mixed-methods study

The Access Study is being run by a team of researchers based in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Evaluation of Interventions at the University of Bristol. The study is about the medical test result services offered by general practice.

Our research aims to find out:

  • what types of electronic access to medical records are currently being used in general practices in England
  • patient and GP practice experiences of these systems
  • the types of costs and benefits linked to electronic test result access.

View The Access Study protocol (PDF, 209kB).

Download The Access Study information poster (PDF, 154kB).

The Access Study is funded by a Policy Research Programme grant from the Department of Health and Social Care. The views expressed on these web pages are those of the research team, and not necessarily those of the NHS or Department of Health and Social Care.

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