This practice may supply personal health data to comply with its legal obligations from time to time, as directed by the Secretary of State for Health, or other recognised Statutory Authority.
Summary Care Record
The NHS in England has introduced the Summary Care Record, an electronic health record that can be accessed when you need urgent treatment from somebody other than your own GP. Summary Care Records contain key information about:
- The medicines you are taking
- Allergies you suffer from
- Any bad reactions to medicines you have had in the past.
You will be able to add other information too if you and your GP agree that it is a good idea to do so.
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.
Do I need to have one?
No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete this form and bring it along to the surgery: Summary Care Record Options
Can I see my Summary Care Record online?
Yes. You will need to subscribe to our online services to do this: please contact Reception.
If you are already subscribed to online services and would like to access your Summary Care Record, please complete this form and bring it along to the surgery.
For further information visit the NHS Care records website.
Your Personal Information Choices
Health and social care information is used in a number of ways to support your personal care and to improve health and social care services for everyone.
When you attend a health or social care provider in England the clinicians and administrators you see will record information about your care. There are choices you can make about how information is used. If you do not want your information to be used for any purpose beyond providing your care you can choose to opt-out.
Type 1 opt-outs
If you do not want information that identifies you to be shared outside your GP practice, for purposes beyond your direct care, you can register a type 1 opt-out with your GP practice. This prevents your personal confidential information from being used other than in particular circumstances required by law, such as a public health emergency like an outbreak of a pandemic disease.
If you are happy for your information to be used, you do not need to do anything. If you wish to opt out, please print and complete the Opt-Out Form and return to us so we can mark your choice in your medical record.
Type 2 opt-outs
Previously you could tell your GP Surgery if you did not want NHS Digital to share confidential patient information collected from across the health and care service for purposes other than your individual care. This was called a type 2 opt-out.
From 25 May 2018 the type 2 opt-out has been replaced by the national data opt-out. Type 2 opt-outs that have been recorded previously have been automatically converted to national data opt-outs.
If you wish to opt-out then please visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
Click here for more information about your Personal Information Choices.