GP Practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following aspects of information technology (IT) use, specifically for – Summary Care Record (SCR), GP to GP Record Transfers and Patient Online Access to Their GP Record.
Summary Care Record
NHS England requires practices to upload changes to patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis, to the summary care record (SCR). Having your Summary Care Record (SCR) available will help anyone treating you without your full medical record. They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking and any drugs that you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity to.
If you do not want your medical records to be available in this way then you will need to let us know so that we ‘flag’ your record. You can do this via the opt out form.
The practice confirms that your SCR is automatically updated on at least a daily basis to ensure that your information is as up to date as it can possibly be.
GP to GP Record Transfers
GP2GP is a facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration). It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England. It can take your paper records up to several weeks to reach your new surgery. With GP to GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.
The practice confirms that GP to GP transfers are active and we send and receive patient records via this system.
Patient Online Access to Their GP Record
NHS England requires practices to promote and offer the facility to enable patient online access to appointments, prescriptions, allergies and adverse reactions. We currently offer the facility for booking and cancelling appointments and also for ordering your repeat prescriptions and viewing a summary of your medical records on-line. If you do not already have a user name and password for this system – please register your interest with our reception staff.