Your care records
The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection legislation. Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the legislation. Please contact the Practice Manager for further information.
Summary Care Record
If you’re registered with a GP surgery, you’ll have a Summary Care Record unless you’ve chosen not to have one. It contains basic information including your allergies, medicines and any reactions you’ve had to medicine in the past. By storing all this information in one place, it makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
You cannot get your Summary Care Record online. If you’d like to see it, speak to your GP.
To opt out of having a Summary Care Record, speak to your GP or another health professional.
Coronavirus update: During the coronavirus outbreak, you will also have extra information added to your record. This includes significant medical history (past and present), reasons for medicines, care plan information and vaccinations.
For further information, follow this link to visit the ‘How to access your health records’ page on the NHS website.
The General Medical Services GP Contract requires practices to use GP2GP for transferring electronic health records.
You will expect GPs to have your medical records for your first consultation at the new practice. With GP2GP, the record arrives straight after the registration. In comparison, paper medical records can take weeks or months to arrive.
GP2GP also means practices can support the Health Secretary’s objective that patients should have digital records that follow them around the health and social care system.
Your data matters to the NHS
Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.
You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.
Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
Find out how this data is used and how to opt out on the following link:
How to access your health records
The GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 (both referred to in this document as the Data Protection legislation) give individuals (data subjects) certain rights regarding information held about them (personal data). The Data Protection legislation also place obligations on those who process personal data (data controllers).
The definition of ‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person
Anyone processing personal data must also comply with the data protection principles set out in the data protection legislation.