How we use your information
To view our leaflet on what information we store and how it is used, please click here.
Summary Care Record
Enables clinicians from anywhere in the UK to access parts of your medical records (allergies, medication and adverse reactions) so you can receive optimum treatment if you are taken poorly and cannot attend your usual GP.
The consulting clinician will always ask for your permission to view your records and when this happens audits and alerts are generated. From mid-April 2017 you will be able to review when and why your care record has been viewed by a healthcare organisation outside of Abbottswood Medical Centre via your online access login.
For further information visit https://digital.nhs.uk/summary-care-records/patients. If after reading this you would like to opt out, please complete the SCR opt out form and return to us for updating your records.
Summary Care Record with Additional Information
You can choose to have additional information included on your SCR, which can enhance the care you receive. This information includes:
- Your illnesses and health problems.
- Operations and vaccinations you have had in the past.
- How you would like to be treated - such as where you would prefer to receive care.
- What support you might need.
- Who should be contacted for more information about you.
If you would like this information adding to your SCR, please complete this form and return to us.
Data extraction from your medical records to provide better care
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.
This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
You have a choice.
If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please read the below leaflet on “ How information about you helps us to provide better care ”.
If you have read this and wish to opt out, please print off the opt out form, complete and return to us for actioning.
Further information can be found by visiting www.hscic.gov.uk
Electronic Paper Records (EPR)
Allows an instant view of your accurate up-to-date vital clinical information to be available to Out Of Hours service and Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Navigation Unit to enable them to provide enhanced and more efficient care should you need care outside of surgery hours.
If you wish to opt out of this service, please print off the EPR opt out form , complete and return to us for updating your records.
From mid-April 2017 you will be able to review when and why your care record has been viewed by a healthcare organisation outside of Abbottswood Medical Centre via your online access login.
National Diabetes Audit (NDA)
NDA collects information from both primary and secondary care regarding patient diabetic care to help the NHS improve care. The use of NDA information is controlled by law and strict rules of confidentiality. The extractions collects clinical information regarding diabetes along with NHS number, date of birth and postcode to match primary and secondary care records but this information is then removed leaving anonymised data.
If you would like to find out more please click here to read the patient information leaflet or for further information or go to www.hscic.gov.uk/nda.
If, after reading these, you wish to opt out of this data extraction please print off the opt out form , complete and retunr to us for actioning. We can then add a code to your records to stop the data extraction from taking place.