This Answer is not very informative at a time when there are issues over how much record keeping and form filling is needed.
The Department of Health and Social Care has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (123840):
Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review the administration and record keeping hospital doctors need to do to ease their jobs whilst recording important information. (123840)
Tabled on: 16 January 2023
Administration and record keeping are overlapping but slightly separate matters. Some hospitals employ doctors’ assistants to help with administrative work, especially for doctors working on wards. There are varying practices across different National Health Service organisations regarding who records information in records. The Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2021 is a guide to the practice of managing records. All health and care employees are responsible for managing records appropriately. Records must be managed in accordance with the law and each organisation should have a designated member of staff who leads on records management.
The answer was submitted on 23 Jan 2023 at 17:59.