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 IT developments:
- Summary Care Record (SCR)
- GP to GP Record Transfers (GP2GP)
- Patient Online Access to their GP medical record
and that the “statement of intent” regarding these developments is in place and publicised by 30 September 2014.
Please find below details of the practice’s stance with regards to these points:-
Summary Care Record (SCR)
NHS England require 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) or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st of March 2015.
Having your Summary Care Record (SCR) available will help anyone treating you without 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. If you do not want your medical records to be available in this way then please speak to a receptionist who will give you an opt out form to complete and this will be updated on your clinical record.
Spring View Medical Centre confirm that your SCR is automatically updated on at least a daily basis to ensure that your information is as up to date as it can possibly be.
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 (this does not apply to temporary patient registrations).
It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your previous practice 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 up to 2 weeks for your paper records to reach your new surgery. However, GP2GP record transfers your electronic medical record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.
Spring View Medical Centre confirm that GP2GP transfers are already active, and we send and receive patient records via this system.
Patient Online Access to Their GP Record
NHS England require practices to promote and offer the facility to enable patients online access to appointments, prescriptions, and view some aspects of their medical records.
We currently offer the facility for on-line booking and cancelling of appointments, ordering your repeat prescriptions and viewing information relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions. This is done by the clinical system on-line facility EMIS ACCESS. If you do not already have a user name and password for this system – please ask the receptionist for a registration form.