NHS Storage of Information

Electronic Patient Records


Nationally the way GP records are managed in the NHS is changing in three important ways.

1. Summary Care Record (SCR)

2. GP to GP Record Transfers

3. Patient Online Access to Their GP Record

These changes do not let your records be shared outside of the team of professionals who look after you. They are designed to improve and speed up your care, and let you have more access to what is in your medical records.

If you want to find out more about these, or any other way in which your records are handled, please read the leaflets available in your practice or speak to a member of practice staff.

1. Patient Online Access to Their GP Record

As you may know we already offer the facility for booking and cancelling appointments and also for ordering your repeat prescriptions on-line. Alongside this all patients in England will have access to their GP medical records online by 31st March 2015.

This means you can have secure online access to relevant parts (Current medications, immunisations and allergies) of your record from device that can access the internet.

To get online access to your records you will need to come to the practice with photographic ID. We will then give you the login details you will need.

2. Summary Care Record (SCR)

NHS England requires GP practices to upload any changes to patient’s summary information on their Summary Care Record by 31st March 2015.

A Summary Care Record (SCR) is a brief summary of your medical records that will help anyone treating you in an emergency who does not have your full medical record. The SCR contains information like any medicines you

may be taking, or any allergies you have. Your SCR is automatically updated at least daily to ensure that your information is as up to date as it can possibly be.

Find out more by watching the  What is a Summary Care Record video below: