Data Sharing


Patient records and sharing your data.....


Summary Care Record:

How sharing your summary care record can help with your treatment in an emergency:

We are now uploading electronic summary care records for all of our patients who have not opted out of this scheme. This is an initiative introduced by NHS England to produce an electronic record called the Summary Care Record (SCR), which will be used to support your emergency care.  A Summary Care Record will contain information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

Having this information stored in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when the Practice is closed or when you are away from home in another part of England.

For more information on summary care records please click here. If you wish to opt-out of this scheme please complete the opt-out form and return to the surgery.


How sharing information in your medical records can help the NHS to provide better care.....

Sharing some of your personal information, such as your date of birth, postcode, gender or NHS Number (but not your name), could help the NHS to provide better services. The new system is being delivered by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and NHS England on behalf of the NHS.

It is important that the NHS can use this information to get a complete picture of what is happening across health and social care and to plan services according to what works best. The new system will provide joined-up information about the care received from all of the different parts of the health service, including hospitals and GP practices. For more information visit the NHS Choices Website, read the FAQ's and patient leaflet.

You have a choice:

If you are happy for your information to be used you do not have to do anything.

If you have concerns, or do not want your information to be used, please speak to our receptionist or read the FAQ's and patient leaflet for further clarification.