Sharing of Records
Our Surgery uses a unique 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. If you are not happy for your records to be shared, please let us know.
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 that 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 unconscious 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 a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
This means they provide you with safer care during an emergency, or when it is urgent. Summary Care Records are also useful if you need care when your GP practice is closed or if you are away from home in another part of England.
If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete the Summary Care Record Opt Out Form and bring it along to the surgery.