Yes, medical records are a legal document and should not me 'amended' in any way. Even the person who originally wrote the entry in the notes should not go back and change it - just add a correcting note later if they realise they made a mistake so the whole trail can be seen. It is definitely illegal.
I was about to write what Rubberdicky did. You cannot amend medical records - you can simply add correctional notes where necessary - and this should only be done by medical professionals who are actually treating the person.
I'm presuming that the CPN isn't treating the family member?
The more I think about this the more concerning I think it is. Could end terribly for the healthcare professional(s) whose notes have been tampered with! Potentially career ending stuff. Please report your concerns to their team leader, OP
Why is the CPN accessing their family members medical records? Was the family member asked for consent for the CPN to access the records and was consent given? Has the patient (family member) asked for the records to be changed?
The patient/family member is cared for at home, no capacity. The CPN another family member, is not treating the family member. It is recorded in the notes that the team were aware notes had been removed and amended. I have no idea what the amendments were. I have emailed the GP. Thanks all.