A new way of transferring patient records between GP practices has been developed to be used when a patient moves from one GP practice to another.
NHS England requires this new method to be usedfor all new or de-registered patients by 31 March 2015.
However, we are already using this new method here at Amwell Group Practice.
For your own medical care it is very important that you are registered with a GP practice. If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be forwarded on to your new GP. It can take up to two weeks for your paper records to reach your new surgery.
With the new system your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.
Dr Davies & Partners confirm that these GP to GP transfers are already active and we send and receive patient records via this system.