STATEMENT OF INTENT FOR CHURCH VIEW SURGERY
New contractual requirements came into force from 1 April 2014 requiring that GP Practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following Information Technology (IT) developments:
1. Summary Care Record (SCR)
2. GP to GP Record Transfers
3. Patient Online Access to Their GP Record
The same contractual obligations require that GP Practices have a statement of intent regarding these developments in place and publicised.
Please find below details of our Practice’s stance with regards to these points.
1 Summary Care Record (SCR)
NHS England requires practices to enable successful automated uploads of any changes to patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis, to the summary care record (SCR). Having your Summary Care Record (SCR) available will help anyone treating you, without needing your full medical record. They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking and any drugs that you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity to.
Of course if you do not want your medical records to be available in this way then you will need to let us know so that we can update your record. You can do this via the opt out form available from reception.
Church View Surgery confirms that your SCR will be automatically updated, on at least a daily basis, to ensure your information is as up to date as it can be.
For more information on your Summary Care Record please click the link below:
'Your SCR' - Patient Information
2 GP to GP Record Transfers
NHS England requires practices to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration).
It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England. It can take your paper records up to two weeks to reach your new surgery. With GP to GP Record Transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner. Church View Surgery confirm that GP to GP transfers are already active to send and receive patient records via this system.
3 Patient Online Access to Their GP Record
NHS England require practices to promote and offer the facility to enable patients to have online access to appointments, prescriptions, allergies and adverse reactions.
We currently offer the facility for booking and cancelling appointments and for ordering your repeat prescriptions on-line. You can also look at part of your GP records but this only includes what we call 'coded' data - please ask the surgery for more information.
This is done by the current clinical system facility EMIS online. If you do not already have a user name and password for this system please register for them at Reception.
For more information on GP on-line services please click the link below:
GP Online Services - patient information
Church View Surgery confirm that we undertake information governance training and complete annual audits to ensure that all our data is handled correctly and safely via the Information Governance Toolkit.
Reviewed October 2017