Your Medical Information

Sharing Information in Your Medical Records

How sharing information in your medical records can help the NHS to provide better care

A modern information system has been developed by the NHS in England, which will make increased use of information from medical records with the intention of improving health services. You may have heard this system referred to as care.data.

One of the main aims of the new system is to allow the NHS to make better use of the routine information collected when you visit your doctor. The system complies with strict confidentiality rules and the law.

This service will provide joined-up information about the care received from all of the different parts of the health service, including hospitals and GP practices. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is working with NHS England to deliver the care.data service.

Separate to care.data, information that does not identify you may be made available to approved researchers in a secure system called the "Clinical Practice Research Datalink" or CPRD. This system is not new but it is important you understand that this happens.

For further information please read the attached:

or visit

www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/records/healthrecords/Pages/care-data

Patient Medical Records

Wellway Medical retains all patient medical records as strictly confidential information. Access to them is restricted on a need to know basis within our Primary Health Care Team. With your permission limited information (eg medication, allergies) may be shared with other health professionals, eg Accident & Emergency doctors. For further information see: Add in link http://www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk/faqs

Information for solicitors, insurance companies, etc will only be released with your written prior permission in accordance to Data Protection guidelines and such requests usually incur a fee.

GP2GP

It is possible for patients moving surgeries to have their medical record transferred via a system called GP2GP. This system 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.

For further details please see the GP2GP Leaflet or the website:  http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/gp2gp

Medical Record Viewer (via SystmOne)

Systmone Login Screen

Those patients who have already signed up to SystmOne for online prescription requests and appointments can now view their Summary Care Record.

If you have signed up to SystmOne, simply click here to go to SystmOne for the Medical Record Viewer.

If you would like to be able to use the Medical Record Viewer (to see test results, etc) you can apply for access by completing a request form which can be collected from Reception. When you return the completed form, you will need to bring photo ID with you so we can verify who you are. The surgery will then contact you within 22 days to let you know if access has been granted. If access is granted, you will log into it in the same way as you do when you request your repeat prescriptions online.

GMS / PMS 2014-15 Contractual Requirement for Patient online Service

Download our plan to meet GMS / PMS 2014-15 Contractual Requirement for Patient online Service

Access to Patient Records

All information held about you in your medical records is governed by the Data Protection Act. No information will be released without your consent unless we are legally obliged to do so or it is in the best interest for your medical care. Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential. A leaflet is available from reception which gives a more detailed explanation.

Access to Referral Letters

In line with the Best Practice in the NHS, we now offer you copies of referral letters made on your behalf to consultants. If you would like a copy of a referral letter, please tell the doctor who is making the referral and the letter will be available for you to pick up at the relevant reception in 3 working days.

Freedom of Information Act

Information relevant to our surgery under the Freedom of Information Act can be obtained by asking at reception, or you can download our Freedom of Information Practice Publication Scheme here.