ACCESS TO PATIENT CARE RECORDS
By the end of March 2015 Newland Surgery is planning to offer the facility to patients to view online summary information from their records relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions.
GP2GP: The Electronic Transfer of Patient Records
By the end of March 2015 Newland Surgery will be able to send computer held patient records electronically to a patient's new surgery so they arrive much quicker than the paper notes, helping the doctors and nurses know the best way to treat you. This is called the GP2GP electronic transfer of patient records. The paper notes will continue to be sent via an NHS delivery service.
With GP2GP, your medical record is available to your new doctor within a few minutes of registration, enabling much safer care.
For more information about GP2GP visit the HSCIC website at http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/gp2gp
SUMMARY CARE RECORD
Summary Care Records are being introduced in this practice.
A Summary Care Record is an electronic record containing
key health information, which can be made available to
NHS healthcare staff caring for you in an emergency or when
your GP practice is closed.
If you are still unsure – ask for a leaflet at reception which
provides more information to help you decide. You can also phone
the Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020
or visit the website at www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk
NHS Summary Care Records
You have a choice to make
• Yes I would like a Summary Care Record
You do not need to do anything and a Summary Care Record will
be made for you
• No I do not want a Summary Care Record
An opt-out form is available at reception. Please complete the form
and hand it to the receptionist. Your existing health record at your
GP practice will continue to be used as it is now