ELECTRONIC PATIENT RECORDS
PATIENT ONLINE ACCESS
We are pleased to let you know that you are able to:
- Book Appointments
- Order repeat prescriptions
- Change/update your contact details
- View your medical records
To register for this service you need to bring in to the reception two documents one of which must a photo ID.
To use the online services (Patient Access) you need to create your account.
Nationally the way GP records are managed in the NHS is changing in three important ways:
-Summary Care Record (SCR)
-GP to GP Record Transfers
-Patient Online Access to Their GP Record
These changes do not let your records be shared outside of the team of professionals who look after you.
They are designed to improve and speed up your care, and let you have more access to what is in your medical records.
If you want to find out more about these, or any other way in which your records are handled, please read the leaflets available in your practice or speak to a member of practice staff.
SUMMARY CARE RECORD (SCR)
A Summary Care Record (SCR) is a brief summary of your medical records that will help anyone treating you in an emergency who does not have your full medical record. The SCR contains information like any medicines you may be taking, or any allergies you have. Your SCR is automatically updated at least daily to ensure that your information is as up to date as it can possibly be.
You can find out more by watching “What is a Summary Care Record” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=V0KIN0Tq5_w
You do not have to have a SCR if you do not want one. If you don’t, then let us know. You can do this by informing our reception team at the practice.
GP2GP RECORD TRANSFERS
A new way of transferring patient records between GP practices has been developed to be used when a patient moves from one GP practice to another.
NHS England requires this new method to be used for all new or de-registered patients. We are using this new method here at Sobell Medical Centre.
For your own medical care it is very important that you are registered with a GP practice. If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be forwarded on to your new GP. It can take up to two weeks for your paper records to reach your new surgery.
With the new system your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.
Dr V K Gupta confirms that these GP to GP transfers are already active and we send and receive patient records via this system