Statement of intent

Summary Care Record (SCR)

Please visit our Summary Care Record page for more information.

GP to GP Record Transfers

NHS England require practices to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration).

It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England. It can take your paper records up to two weeks to reach your new surgery.

With GP to GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.

Data for commissioning and other secondary care purposes

It is already a requirement of the Health and Social Care Act that practices must meet the reasonable data requirements of commissioners and other health and social care organisations through appropriate and safe data sharing for secondary uses, as specified in the technical specification for care data.

Connecting your care, what does it mean for you?

Having a single care record with all your health information in one place means your care providers can give you the most safe and efficient care possible. That is why at this organisation we make sure that the health information we record here can be shared digitally with other health and care organisations where you are being treated.

Is it my choice?

Yes, it is up to you whether your information is shared. If you do not want this to happen please talk to your care provider.

Why should I share my record?

  • Your clinician will have a clear picture of your health by having a complete view of your medical history. This means they can make more accurate decisions regarding your care.
  • You don’t have to explain your medical history every time you go to your carer or clinician.
  • It improves your care and prevents unnecessary test being requested and performed.