The surgery uses a computer system called SystmOne that allows the sharing of full electronic records across different NHS healthcare services. Clinicians at other organisations that care for you (e.g. out of hours and physiotherapy) and use SystmOne will be able to see the information recorded here. For example, a district nurse that visits you would be able to see the data entered by your GP. You will be offered the option of sharing or not sharing your records at the appropriate consultation and we will record your choice accordingley. You can always alter your decision at a later date if you change your mind.
Summary Care Records (your emergency care summary)
A Summary Care Record 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.
Having this information stored in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
In an emergency, or when it is urgent, it's important the doctors caring for you know about you and any important medical conditions you may have, or medicines that you are taking.
Sometimes, if you are unconcious or having difficulty speaking, doctors may not be aware of important information about you. This includes the medicines you are taking, if you have any allergies and if you have ever had a bad reaction to something.
This information could make the difference to how a doctor cares for you, for example which medicines they choose to precribe for you.
This means they provide you with safer care during an emergency or when its urgent. Summary Care Records are also useful if you need care when your GP practice is closed or you are away from home in another part of England.
If you choose to opt out of the scheme you will need to complete the SCROptOutForm.pdf and bring it along to the surgery.