Sharing Your Medical Record
There is a new 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.
For further information visit the NHS Care records website
Accessing your medical records and booking appointments on-line
To access the SystmOne on-line portal, click here.
You can access key parts of your medical record on-line, including test results and medications through the portal. You can also book apppointments through it.
You'll need to register for the portal in the surgery so that we can verify your identity and provide you with a secure password. Please ask at reception.
Subject Access Requests
Patients may wish to access/ view their medical records for a variety of reasons. If you wish to access your medical record, please come to the surgery and speak to a member of staff who can advise you. Please note we require confirmation of ID for this purpose and under GDPR we have one calendar month (from the date of the confirmation of ID) to provide the information. Please note only one copy of your GP record will be free of charge. Subsequent requests for the same information will be chargeable for resources as well as staff time and if necessary secure postage. Thank you.