For a copy of our Fair Processing Notice – click HERE (Re Whole Systems Integrated Care)
Your Medical Records – Your Decision
The Summary Care Record
Records of your medical treatment are kept in all the different places you receive care. These places currently only share information from your records by letter, fax or phone. This can slow down treatment and sometimes information is hard to access.
The summary care record is an electronic record that will give healthcare staff faster and easier access to essential information about you. This is to provide you with safe treatment when you need care in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed. It will include your name, address, date of birth and NHS number to help identify you correctly.
Healthcare staff will ask your permission every time they need to look at your summary care record. If they cannot ask you, for example if you are unconscious, they may look at your record without asking. If they do this a note will be made on your record.
If you wish to opt out of this then you agree for the code ‘Express Dissent for Summary Care Record dataset upload’(Read code 9Ndo) to be added to your record.
Click here for a link to the Opt-Out form
The Local Record
Occasionally information regarding your care needs to be sent to other healthcare professionals to improve your treatment. This includes referrals to specific clinics such as physiotherapy, podiatry, district nurses and some hospital clinics.
If you wish to opt out of this you agree for the code
‘Refused consent for upload to local shared electronic record’(Read code 93C1)
to be added to your record.
You can also contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) www.pals.nhs.uk for advice.