Electronic Patient Records
IT / ELECTRONIC PATIENT RECORDS
STATEMENT OF INTENT FOR Clarendon Surgery & Trinity Medical Centre
New contractual requirements came into force from 1 April 2014 requiring that GP Practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments :
- Patient Online Access to Their GP Record
- GP to GP Record Transfers
- Summary Care Record (SCR)
The same contractual obligations require that we have a statement of intent regarding these developments in place and publicised by 30 September 2014.
Please find below details of the practices stance with regards to these points.
Patient Online Access to OWN GP Record
NHS England require practices to promote and offer the facility to enable patients online access to appointments, prescriptions, allergies and adverse reactions or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st of March 2015.
We are now able to offer currently offer the full facilities for booking and cancelling appointments, ordering your repeat prescriptions on-line and access to medical records. This is done by the EMIS Online facility. If you do not already have a user name and password for this system – please ask at reception for more details.
GP to GP Record Transfers
NHS England require practices to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration).
It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England. It can take your paper records up to two weeks to reach your new surgery.
With GP to GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.
GP to GP transfers are already active at Clarendon Surgery & Trinity Medical Centre and we send and receive patient records via this system.
Summary Care Record (SCR)
NHS England require practices to enable successful automated uploads of any changes to patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis, to the summary care record (SCR) or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st of March 2015.
Having your Summary Care Record (SCR) available will help anyone treating you without your full medical record. They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking and any drugs that you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity to.
The core SCR record contains medications, allergies and adverse reactions and uploaded on the basis of implied patient consent. Additional information can only be uploaded with explicit patient consent and should be information required to support patient care in an emergency or urgent situation.
The SCR should only be viewed in emergency or urgent care settings with the explicit consent of the patient unless the patient is unable to give their consent (for example a patient is unconscious).
Of course if you do not want your medical records to be available in this way then you will need to let us know so that we can update your record. You can do this via the opt out form on our website www.clarendonsurgery.co.uk
Clarendon Surgery & Trinity Medical Centre can confirm that your SCR is automatically updated on at least a daily basis to ensure that your information is as up to date as it can possibly be.