Your Medical Information
GP2GP enables patients' electronic health records to be transferred directly and securely between GP practices. It improves patient care as GPs will usually have full and detailed medical records available to them for a new patient's first consultation. GP2GP delivers a range of benefits, including improved quality and continuity of care.
Accessing your Medical Records
You can view online, export or print any summary information from your computerised medical records relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions. You will be able to access this in the same way as you access online appointments. If you are not yet registered for online access please ask for a username and password from the receptionist.
eDSM - sharing medical information
eDSM: stands for the Extended Data Sharing Model, which is a way of sharing medical information between various healthcare providers with whom the patient is in contact.
Our practice uses a secure electronic health records system called SystmOne. With your permission, this system can allow us to share full health record held here with other healthcare services which provide care for you. These other services will also ask your permission to view your record.
Many organisations locally use SystmOne. This includes many GP Practices, clinics. community services and some hospitals. Sharing your health record will help us all to deliver the best level of care for you, because, wherever you go, the doctors and nurses will be able to see what has already happened to you, the medicines you are on and what you are allergic to. It's a much safer way to carry out healthcare.
Sharing OUT - this controls whether your information recorded at a practice or clinic can be shared out into your "pool" (but no-one else can see it yet).
Sharing IN - this controls whether or not other specific healthcare staff caring for you – for example; at a clinic - can view the information in your "pool" and thus see important medical information about you.
We hope you will agree to share in and out. We think it will make life safer for you, minimise delays - for example, in finding out the results of tests and make it easier for us to deliver high-quality care to you safely and effectively.
We would like you to choose to share your medical information both out and in, for maximum benefit to you. We will records your choices in your medical records when you next attend the surgery
Summary Care Record
There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.
Why do I need a Summary Care Record?
Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
Who can see it?
Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.
How do I know if I have one?
Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP.
Do I have to have one?
No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form which can be collected at Reception.
For further information visit: NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website