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Contractual Requirements - Statement of Intent Posted on 29 Sep 2014

IT/Electronic Patient Records
Statement of Intent for
East Parade Medical Practice

New contractual requirements came into force from 1st April 2014 requiring that GP practices should make available by 30th September 2014 a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:

·     Summary Care Record (SCR)
·     GP to GP Record Transfers (GP2GP)
·     Patient Online Access to their GP Medical Record

Summary Care Record (SCR)
NHS England requires practices to enable successful automated uploads of any changes to patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis, to the summary care record (SCR) or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st March 2015.

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. Of course if you don’t want your medical records to be available in this way you may opt out, please ask reception for a form so that we can update your record. 

We are currently working on SCR and will be ‘live’ with this before the required date.

GP2GP record transfers
NHS England requires practices to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (this does not apply to temporary patient registrations).

It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your previous practice and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England. It can take up to 2 weeks for your paper records to reach your new surgery. With GP2GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner. 

GP2GP transfers are already active and we currently send and receive patient records via this system.

Patient on line access to their GP record
NHS England requires practices to promote and offer the facility to enable patient’s online access to appointments, prescriptions, allergies and adverse reactions or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st March 2015.

We currently offer the facility for booking/cancelling appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions on-line. This is done by the clinical system on-line facility. If you do not already have a user name and password for this system and would like one, please ask one of the reception team.

We are currently working on the function for patients to view online, export or print any summary information from their records relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and this facility will be available to registered patients before the required date.


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