Information Sharing

Today, electronic records are kept in all the places where you receive healthcare. These NHS Care Services can usually only share information from your records by letter email, fax or phone. At times, this can slow down your treatment and mean information is hard to access.

Our practice uses a computer system that allows the sharing of full electronic records across different NHS Care Services. We are telling you about this as a patient at ­­­­­­­­­­­this practice as you have a choice to make about how your practice shares information about your care from your electronic patient record. This is not about your Summary Care Record (SCR), it is asking your sharing preferences regarding your full electronic GP record.

You can choose to share or not to share your electronic GP record with other NHS Care Services.

Our computer system has two settings to allow you to control how your medical information is shared:

  • Sharing Out – This controls whether your full GP electronic patient record can be shared with other NHS Care Services where you are treated. 
  • Sharing In – This controls whether you agree for this practice to view information you’ve agreed to share at other NHS Care Services. 

The next time you come to the surgery please ask for a form to record your preference (if you haven't done so already) and we'll update your record.  Or you can access the form by clicking on this link - Information sharing form

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