Sharing Your Medical Record
Patient medical data may be shared (for example between GP’s and District Nurses), in order to give clinicians access to the most up to date information when attending patients.
The systems we operate require that any sharing of medical information is consented to by patients beforehand. Patients must consent to sharing of the data held by a health provider out to other health providers and must also consent to which of the other providers can access their data.
Data is shared on a ‘need to know’ basis.
Summary Care Record
Summary Care Records (SCR) are an electronic record of important information extracted from your GP medical records. Your Summary Care Record can be seen and used by authorised Health Care Professionals who are directly involved with your care.
The SCR will help emergemcy health care professionals if you contact them when the surgery is closed. Your basic Summary Care Record simply contains information about your allergies and the medications that you take.
To create your Summary Care Record information is extracted from your GP medical record at our practice and held on a central NHS database.
You should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS staff wishes to access your Summary Care Record, unless you are medically unable to do so.
You may have strong views about sharing your personal information and may wish to keep your information at practice level. New patients registering at this practice can decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the central NHS database as a Summary Care Record.
Summary Care Records have automatically been created for existing patients. If you do not wish to have a Summary Care record please download and complete the form below and return it to the practice.
Enhanced Summary Care Record
Your Summary Care Record will initially consist of basic information extracted from your GP medical record and will include your date of birth, address, allergies and regular medications. Additional information can be added to your Summary Care Record to enhance it.
An enhanced Summary Care Record can include the following;
- Your long-term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart problems or rare medical conditions.
- Your relevant medical history – clinical procedures that you have had, why you need a particular medicine, the care you are currently receiving and clinical advice to support your future care.
- Your healthcare needs and personal preferences – for example, particular comunication needs or preferences or legal decisions about your care taht you would like to be know if you are treated by emergency services.
- Immunisations – details of previous vaccinations, such as tetanus and routine childhood jabs.
Please note that specific sensitive information such as fertility treatments, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy terminations or gender reassignment will not be included – unless you specifically ask for any of these items to be included.
If you choose to add additional information through the Enhanced Summary Care Record, this can further increase the quality of your care. Additional information can also empower you if you need some help to communicate your complex care needs.
If you would like to request an Enhanced Summary Care Record then please speak to your clinician when you next visit the practice.