Access records online and your shared record
We offer all our patients access to a secure online profile which allows them to log on to a link provided through our medical record facility. The link allows you to send requests for repeat medication, and to view change and book appointments. You can set this up yourself by following the 'Online' access button on the top right hand corner of the site. This will then take you to a 'Register' screen, where you can search for our surgery from a list of local GP's then proceed to set up your account.
Online access to patients summary GP record
NHS England require practices to promote and offer the facility to enable patients online access by 31st of March 2015. This has been live for some time and many patients are using this system to book appointments online and request repeat prescriptions.
This core access shows the following information to you when you are logged in: -
· Allergies and adverse reactions
Enhanced medical record view
If you wish to access an enhanced view of your personal medical records then this is possible using this platform above. However, the practice has a procedure to activate this service and a doctor will need to review your medical records before this is made available to you. In order to access this enhanced view, there is a form that will need to be completed (download here)- you will also need to provide 2 forms of identification (one with a photograph) and a proof of address on a utility bill. Once your application has been validated it will be passed to the doctor for review and you will be informed when the enhanced access is available (please allow 2-4 weeks for this to be processed).
By default, this information to your medical record is not activated until you request access to it, so it is not necessary to opt out if you are not interested.
Shared summary records (outside the practice)
We are now uploading electronic summary care records for all of our patients who have not opted out of this scheme. This is an initiative introduced by NHS England to produce an electronic record called the Summary Care Record (SCR), which will be used to support your emergency care. A Summary Care Record will contain information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.
Having this information stored in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when the Practice is closed or when you are away from home in another part of England.
For more information on summary care records please click here.
How sharing information in your medical records can help the NHS to provide better care.
Sharing some of your personal information, such as your date of birth, postcode, gender or NHS Number (but not your name), could help the NHS to provide better services. The new system is being delivered by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and NHS England on behalf of the NHS.
It is important that the NHS can use this information to get a complete picture of what is happening across health and social care and to plan services according to what works best. The new system will provide joined-up information about the care received from all of the different parts of the health service, including hospitals and GP practices. For more information visit the NHS Choices Website.
You have a choice to opt out...
To opt out of any data sharing of medical records please download this form, sign and return to the practice.
For more information on this aspect see our 'news' section under the 'data sharing schemes' page.