The practice, as of the 1st March 2013 uses the SystmOne computer system. We use the Choose & Book system to refer patients to Hospital; this means that all patients have a greater choice over where they are seen for further care.
We use a secure computerised records system, which allows clinical staff treating you to share information in your record, ensuring the best care can be provided to you.
We are telling you about this, as you have a choice to make. You can choose to share or not to share your full electronic record with other NHS care services where you are treated and whether we can view records held by those other services. At any time in the future you can request that this is changed.
If you choose to make your record shareable, your clinical details will only be viewable by clinical teams who are treating you. Each clinical team which cares for you now or in the future will ask your permission to view your shared record. You can also ask for part of your record to be made private- not shareable. All record accesses are recorded and auditable.
If you choose not to make your records shareable, we will respect your wishes and will do our best to make your care safe and efficient. However, denying the clinical teams caring for you the ability to access important clinical details could compromise your care.
For further information, please ask our reception staff or visit the NHS Care Records website at www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk where you may download the NHS Care Record Guarantee.