The new NHS Information Strategy, announced yesterday, promotes patient access to records at just about every level. Renal PatientView is mentioned as an example of good practice in Chapter 2.
They understated our numbers (now around 20,000) and got the number of units a little confused (52 out of 72) but no matter, it's good to see others catching on. And we should do more!
Dr. Keith Simpson's presentation at the Health Informatics Congress in
London on May 3rd received a lot of attention. We were Twittered, there
was an article in the Guardian, and a good deal more interest so more might follow.
If you go to change your password, you'll now find a colourful new thing that tells you how 'strong' your new password is - in other words, how easy a machine or person would find it to guess it.
Of course you need to be able to remember it too.
This isn't the only defence. If someone enters the wrong password too many times, the account is locked and you need to get in touch with your local RPV admin to unlock it for you.