Patient Record

Sharing Your Medical Record

Increasingly, patient medical data is shared between GP surgeries and other professionals involved in your care, in order to give them access to the most up to date information when working with 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.

e.g. it may be necessary to share data held in GP practices with district nurses but the local podiatry department would not need to see it to undertake their work. In this case, patients would allow the surgery to share their data, they would allow the district nurses to access it but they would not allow access by the podiatry department. In this way access to patient data is under patients' control and can be shared on a 'need to know' basis.

Online Access Registration

If you do not have online access but wish to register then, please read the GP Online Services Information Leaflet, then download and print the Application Form

Bring the application form along with the 2 forms of ID (1 photo ID and proof of address i.e. recent utility bill) to reception for verification.

The Admin Team will then process your application and will contact you with the details to complete the Online Registration process.

Please be aware that this initial process may take up to 2 weeks.

Summary Care Records

There is a Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. It will contain information on your medications and allergies.

Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held securely on central NHS databases.   

As with all systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.

On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. If you don’t want a Summary Care Record to be made for you, tell your GP surgery. Don’t forget that if you do have a Summary Care Record, you will be asked if staff can look at it every time they need to. You don’t have to agree to this.