As part of our contract with NHS England we are required to put in place several new initiatives in relation to your medical records. We have advertised on our website and in the surgery, information regarding Summary Care Records.
Summary Care Records:
From 31st March 2015 all practice will be required to provide a regular upload of patient information to the Summary Care Record (SCR). The SCR will only be viewed in emergency or urgent settings with the patients consent unless you are unconscious.
You are still able to opt out of this service but please use the online forms please see below and return them to the surgery or pop into the surgery to complete a form.
First upload for our practice is 17.2.2014.
Patient Access to their medical records via the SystmOne online system:
GP practices are now required to promote and offer the facility for patients to view information from their medical records, i.e. medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any information that has been agreed between the GP and patient. If you do not already have access to request your medication and make appointments online, please speak to our reception team who will be able to provide a username and password. You must have photo proof of ID for the reception team to be able to set this service up for you.
GP2GP record transfers
All practices will have a facility of transferring your medical records between your old practice and your new practice. This is already available if both practices have the same GP clinical system. But a new service is now available for the electronic transferring of medical records to take place between two different clinical systems. This is called GP2GP. All GP practices should be live with this by 31st March 2014. This will speed up the transfer of patient information when a patient registers with a new Practice.
Electronic Sharing consent form