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Your Health Record
What is your health record?
Your health record contains all the clinical information about the care you receive. When you need medical assistance it is essential that clinicians can securely access your health record. This allows them to have the necessary information about your medical background to help them identify the best way to help you. This information may include your medical history, medications and allergies.
Why is sharing important?
Health records about you can be held in various places, including your GP practice and any hospital where you have had treatment. Sharing your health record will ensure you receive the best possible care and treatment wherever you are and whenever you need it. Choosing not to share your health record could have an impact on the future care and treatment you receive.
To find out more see Your Health Record on theNHS website
Summary Care Record (SCR)
What is your Summary Care Record?
Your Summary Care Record contains basic information including your contact details, NHS number, medications and allergies. This can be viewed by GP practices, Hospitals and the Emergency Services. If you do not want a Summary Care Record, please ask your GP practice for the appropriate opt out form. With your consent, additional information can be added to create an Enhanced Summary Care Record. This could include your care plans which will help ensure that you receive the appropriate care in the future.
For further information seeSummary Care Record on the NHS website
The Department of Health has advised that all patients have a named and accountable GP to oversee their care. Please ask the name of the GP assigned to oversee your care. Please note this does not prevent you from seeing the GP of your choice.
Your Medical Information - Sharing Your Data
Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), we have a responsibility to keep your medical records confidential. We need your consent to share this with other authorised health professionals involved in your care or in planning your care. You can find more information on the website at www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters.
Please see the privacy notice on our website for more information on how your data is held and used by the practice.
The NHS wants to make sure you and your family has the best care now and in the future. Your health and adult social care information supports your individual care. It also helps us to research, plan and improve health and care services in England.
There are very strict rules on how this data can and cannot be used, and you have clear data rights. We are committed to keeping patient information safe and will always be clear on how it is used.
You can choose whether or not your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.
If you do not wish your information to be used in this way please opt-out by visiting NHS: Your Data Matters or by calling 0300 303 5678. The practice is unable to record this for you.
NHS Organ Donor registration
NHS Blood Donor registration
If you would like to join the NHS Blood Donor Register as someone who may be contacted and would be prepared to donate blood, please visit their website on: www.blood.co.uk or call direct on 03001232323
What happens to my information?
Personal and medical information about patients registered at this practice are primarily kept electronically, although some is kept in paper form. Some information will be sent to hospital consultants and other health professionals to whom you are referred by your GP in order to provide continued healthcare and obtain treatment for you.
We sometimes use accredited suppliers for our communication with you, for example when we send recall letters for review clinics or medication reviews. All suppliers we use are checked carefully to ensure they comply with strict confidentiality protocols.
To ensure the security of all patient information, all staff that has access to your records is covered by confidentiality clauses in their contracts and the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Our guiding principle is that we hold your records in strict confidence.