Access To Your GP Records

Electronic Patient Records

Statment of Intent for The Miller Practice 

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  

image depicting access to GP Records

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)

3. GP to GP Record Transfers

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 [Name] GP 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.

The Partners confirm that these GP to GP transfers are already active and we send and receive patient records via this system.