Tong Medical Practice - Statement of Intent
Your Medical Records and You – Statement of Intent
Summary Care Records
It is important that your medical record is available when and where you need it.
You may feel if you have an extensive medical history, that it is very important for some of your medical information to be available if you were on holiday away from the practice area and or taken ill and ended up in hospital.Having your Summary Care Record (SCR) available will help anyone treating you without your full medical record. They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking and any drugs that you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity to.
Your SCR is automatically updated on at least a daily basis to ensure that your information is as up to date as it can possibly be. Of course if you do not want your medical records to be available in this way then you will need to let us know so that we can update your record.
Your medical records when joining or leaving the practice.
It is very important that you are registered with a doctor near to where you live. We encourage patients to do this as soon as possible if they move in or out of the practice area. Once you have re registered with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England.
If you move to a GP surgery or newly register with us and both practices use the same clinical computer system , your electronic medical record will be available to them/us as soon as you have registered with your new practice. This is called GP2GP.
On line access to booking appointments, ordering repeat prescriptions and viewing your summary care record.
If you are already registered to use our secure on line access for appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions, you now have the option to view on line a summary of your medical information ; medications and allergies . And any other data, where agreed with the doctor and subject to your consent will be made available to you. If you wish to have access to this information , please let the receptionist know so they can activate this for you.
If you have not already registered for a patient online access and you would like to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and /or have access to a summary of your medical information securely on line , please see the receptionist