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Sharing Patient Information

This practice keeps data on you relating to who you are, where you live, what you do, your family, possibly your friends, your employers, your habits, your problems and diagnoses, the reasons you seek help, your appointments, where you are seen and when you are seen, who by, referrals to specialists and other healthcare providers, tests carried out here and in other places, investigations and scans, treatments and outcomes of treatments, your treatment history, the observations and opinions of other healthcare workers, within and without the NHS as well as comments and aide memoires reasonably made by healthcare professionals in this practice who are appropriately involved in your health care.   Please click here for our GDPR Privacy Notice

Summary Care Record

There is a Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

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. 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website

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Local Care Record

Health and social care services have a duty to keep complete, accurate and up-to-date information about your treatment and support. At times, services need to share some of your information with others that are supporting you, so that you can receive the best possible care. The Local Care Record is supporting this by putting in place a secure way of sharing information electronically between local health and care professionals involved in your care.

 

The Local Care Record enables care professionals to view a patient’s medications, previous treatments, test results and any other relevant care information, when it’s needed and at the touch of a button. This is helping to improve the care people receive by making the sharing of information faster, safer and more secure. 

 

In March 2018 the Local Care Record was linked with the Connect Care system – connecting up some 15,000 care professionals across Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark to benefit approximately two million people. This means that south east London care staff now have immediate access to the information they need to give you the right care.

To find out more information, please talk to your GP or care professional, or if you wish for your information not to be shared you can opt out of this service - please contact your surgery and read this form and call 020 7188 8801 or email gst-tr.GSTPALS@nhs.net.

 Local Care Record Opt Out Form

Local Care Record Frequently Asked Questions

National Diabetes Audit

This GP practice is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA). 

 

To take part, your GP practice will share information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA. The type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.  Taking part in the NDA shows that this GP practice is committed to improving care for people with diabetes. 

 

If you do not want your information to be used, please inform the receptionist, your GP or nurse. This will not affect your care.  Please read the National Diabetes Audit Patient Leaflet, or please ask a member of staff for a leaflet when you visit the practice.

Your Data Matters to the NHS

Information about your health and care helps the NHS to improve individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments.  In May 2018 the rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened.  The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.  You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.  To find out more visit: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/who-uses-your-data/ and to use this link to manage your choice.



 
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