Your Medical Record
Your Named GP
Every patient has a named accountable GP. You can find out who this is by asking our reception staff. You can still choose to see any doctor at the surgery.
Keeping your record Live!
If any of your personal or contact details change whilst you are a patient at our practice please remember to inform one of our reception team so that they can amend your record. Thank you
Patient access is an online facility that enables you to see your medical record and order repeat prescriptions. For details on how to access this facility click here.
How we use your information
The Practice is committed to protecting your privacy and will only use information collected lawfully in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.
Every member of staff who works for the NHS has a legal obligation to keep information about you confidential and we will not disclose your information to any third party without your permission. The only exception to this is in exceptional circumstances. (i.e. life or death situations)
More information can be found at the Health and Social Care Information centre.
If you do not wish your information to be shared you will need to opt out. You may change your mind at any time. Please contact our reception staff.
Please click here to view the Practice privacy statement.
Cheshire Care Record
A care record is automatically been created for every patient in the county to further improve care and to enable joined up working across health and social care organisations and so avoiding having to keep repeating you medical or social care history. . It is a collaboration between GPs, hospitals, community care, mental health and social care services provided across Cheshire to provide health and social care in one digital record. Your information is held securely and will only be accessed health and social care professionals in your care.
For more information click here.
If you do not wish your health and care information to be shared you will need to opt out. To do this, please contact our reception staff.
You may change your mind on sharing your information at any time, just contact our reception staff.
Summary Care Record
There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it will contain just your medications and allergies.
Later on as the central NHS computer system develops, (known as the ‘Summary Care Record’ – SCR), other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.
Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.
As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.
On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the Summary Care Record have agreed with doctors’ leaders that new patients registering with this practice should be able to decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System.
For existing patients it is different in that it is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out.