New contractual requirements came into force from 1 April 2014 requiring that GP
Practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to online service
· Summary Care Record (SCR)
· GP to GP Record Transfers
· Patient Online Access to Their GP Record
· Data for commissioning and other secondary care purposes
Summary Care Record (SCR)
The aim of your Summary Care Record (SCR) is to enable medical staff treating you
to have access to important information about you such as current medication and
They will not have access to your full medical records.
NHS England require practices to enable automated uploads of any changes to patient’s
summary information, on a daily basis, to ensure the summary care record (SCR) is
as accurate as possible.
You have the right to opt out of this service and if you wish to do so we have a
protocol in place to enable you to record your preference. Please ask at reception
or see our websites www.broomhillsurgery.co.uk or www.lodgemoorsurgery.co.uk
GP to GP Electronic Record Transfers
When you register with a new practice your medical records can now be transferred
electronically from your previous GP using the GP2GP facility providing your previous
GP is also part of the scheme.
With GP2GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice
We are already utilising the GP2GP electronic record transfer system and send and
receive records using this system.
Patient Online Access to Their GP Record
We currently have an online system to enable patients to book and cancel appointments
online, request repeat prescriptions and view important information about drug allergies.
This function works using our clinical system EMISWeb. It can be accessed via our
websites www.broomhillsurgery.co.uk or www.lodgemoorsurgery.co.uk
If you would like to have access to our online system you will need to contact the
surgery and obtain a registration form and code.
From 1st April 2016 patients will be able to use this same system to access more
detailed elements of their medical records such as recorded medical problems, blood
test results and coded information.
We have a practice protocol in place if patients would like to have access to this
additional information. You will be required to complete a separate registration
form prior to being granted access to your more detailed medical records.
Data for commissioning and other secondary care purposes
NHS England have set up the care.data programme to enable them to extract information
from your electronic medical records with a view to using this data to help plan
health and social care in England.
The data will be extracted and linked to your NHS number, date of birth, gender and
your postcode, but not your name.
This will then be stored in a database at the Health and Social Care Information
Centre. It will predominantly be used by NHS England and the local commissioning
teams to plan health services.
The information could also potentially be accessed by other organisations outside
the NHS (such as for research purposes)
We have arrangements in place to allow patients to opt out of ‘care.data’ programme.
For more information please contact the surgeries or go to our websites www.broomhillsurgery.co.uk