We have allocated a Named Accountable GP for all of our registered patients. New patients joining us will be advised of their Accountable GP at the point of registration. If you do not know who your named GP is, please ask a member of our reception team.
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What is the NHS Summary Care Record?
The Summary Care Record will contain basic information about any allergies you may have, unexpected reactions to medications and any prescriptions you have recently received. The intention is to help clinicians in Hospitals, Accident and Emergency Departments and ‘Out of Hours’ health services to give you safe, timely and effective treatment.
Clinicians will only be allowed to access your record if they are authorised to do so and, even then, only if you give your express permission. You will be asked if healthcare staff can look at your Summary Care Record every time they need to, unless it is an emergency, for instance if you are unconscious. You can refuse if you think access is unnecessary and this will not affect the standard of care you will receive.
You do not have to have a Summary Care Record, although you are strongly recommended to consider this choice. If you decide to proceed, but at any time in the future you change your mind and choose not to have a Summary Care Record, all you need do is write to your Surgery informing them of your decision to “Opt-out”.
If you want a Summary Care Record you do not have to do anything, it will automatically be created for you. If you would like to opt-out of this initiative please contact the practice.
How information about you helps us to provide better care
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone. This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or ask at reception for a copy of the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care”.