Please read this information carefully. It provides you with details about the choices you can make regarding sharing your health record. Your health record includes your medical history, details about your medication and any allergies you may have. You can now choose whether to share these full medical details.
We use a secure electronic health records system called SystmOne. With your permission, this system can allow clinicians (i.e. GPs, nurses, etc.) to share your full record held here with other healthcare services who are providing care for you. These other services will ask your permission to view your record.
Many organisations may use SystmOne including some GP practices, out of hours services, children’s services, community services (such as District nurses, Podiatry, etc.) and some hospitals. Sharing your health record will help us deliver the best level of care for you.
You have two choices which allow you to control how your record is shared. You can change these choices at any time by letting the relevant practice or service know.
Your choices at each practice or service
Sharing OUT - This controls whether your information recorded at this practice can be shared with other healthcare services.
Sharing IN - This determines whether or not this practice can view information in your record that has been entered by other services who are providing care for you, or who may provide care for you in the future.
Imagine you’re receiving care from three services: your GP, a district nurse and a smoking clinic. You want your GP and District nurse to share information with each other and you want both of them to know your progress at the smoking clinic. However, you don’t want the smoking clinic to see any of your other medical information.
Your sharing choices at each practice or service would be:
· The GP can share information IN and OUT.
· The district nurse can share IN and OUT.
· The smoking clinic can only share information OUT but not IN.
You can change your choices at any time. Let each practice or service know.
Note: You can request individual entries in your record to be marked as ‘Private’. These are not shared with the rest of your record even if you choose to share out.
If you decline Sharing OUT – Walk-in Centres and Out of Hours Services will not be able to view your medical records.