Commitment to improve patient access to their medical records

Commitment to improve patient access to their medical records

Green Lane & Sheldon Surgery makes a commitment to our patients that by 31st March 2015 we will provide the following services and systems for our patients.

Statement of Intent - GP2GP transfer of patient records.

o GP practices are obliged to make available a statement of intent regarding GP2GP. This document is the Statement of Intent from Green Lane & Sheldon Surgery.

o The Government requires all practices to utilise the electronic GP2GP facility for transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration)

o We will use the GP2GP facility for all transfers of patient records unless there is an issue with the receiving practice’s computer system which does not allow or provide such transfers and that the practice clinical system is fully compliant with GP2GP by 31st March 2015.

Statement of Intent - Patient Online: Records Access

o GP practices are obliged to make available a statement of intent regarding patient on-line access to records.

o Green Lane & Sheldon Surgery is planning to offer our patients the facility to view parts of their GP medical record online by 31st March 2015.

o Patients will be able to view this information by logging onto an online account.  This will be the same online account which some patients already use to book appointments and order repeat medication.

o If you are not yet registered to use our online services, Patient Access, please come into the practice with photo ID and an account will be created for you.

Your medical record and you- Statement of Intent

o It is important that your medical record is available when and where you need it.

o You may feel, especially if you have an extensive medical history, that it is very important for some of your medical information to be available if you were on holiday away from the practice area and or taken ill and ended up in hospital. Having your Summary Care Record (SCR) available will help anyone treating you without your full medical record.  They will have access to specific information from your medical record about any medication you may be taking and any drugs that you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity to.

o 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.

o Of course 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 can update your record accordingly.

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