The General Practice or Clinical Service you are attending uses a secure computerised records system, which allows clinical staff to share information in your record to ensure the best care can be provided to you.
A facility is now available in this system which allows you to have control over how your record is shared between the different teams of clinical staff treating you both now and in the future.
You will be asked at each location where you are treated to agree to make your clinical record shareable with other NHS staff that you are under the care of.
At any time in the future you can request that this is changed
Here are some very useful patient leaflets which will help you to make and informed choice; however, if you feel you would like to speak to us about this please contact the surgery and ask for Lynne Bolton – Practice Development Manager or Rachael Atkinson:
Information for patients about sharing preferences: Final-Information-on-sharing-for-patients-implicit-consent
Patient frequently asked questions and answers: Patient-FAQs
Your electronic record: fold_up_leaflet
Data sharing preferences your options: patient_flyer
(You can pick up these leaflets from our Practice in reception; just speak to any member of our team if you would like to us to explain in more details and we can then record your sharing preferences).
There is also more information available by clicking on this link: http://www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk/carerecords
If you want to opt out of sharing your records with other Health Care Professionals invloved in your care (not recommended) please download this form and bring it to the surgery – please ask for Rachael Atkinson – IM & T Data Officer or Justin Wood Reception Supervisor for recording. You can change your preferences at any time.
download this recording preferences form.
There is more information about patient consent to share data which can be found in the News tab – National Data Opt out from 25th May 2018, and under the ‘About’ tab.
Please read the other Access to Medical Records section from the side menu