Telephone: 01205 362 763
Health Visitor: 01522 843000
Out of Hours: 111

Access to medical records

The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Please contact the Practice Manager for further information.

Summary Care Record

If you’re registered with a GP surgery, you’ll have a Summary Care Record unless you’ve chosen not to have one. It contains basic information including your allergies, medicines and any reactions you’ve had to medicine in the past. By storing all this information in one place, it makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

You cannot get your Summary Care Record online. If you’d like to see it, speak to your GP.

To opt out of having a Summary Care Record, speak to your GP or another health professional.

Coronavirus update: During the coronavirus outbreak, you will also have extra information added to your record. This includes significant medical history (past and present), reasons for medicines, care plan information and vaccinations.

For further information, follow this link to visit the ‘How to access your health records’ page on the NHS website.

Your data matters to the NHS

Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.

You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.

Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Find out how this data is used and how to opt out on the following link:

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

eDSM – Sharing Your Medical Records

Important information about your detailed health records

Liquorpond Surgery uses a secure computerised records system which allows clinical staff to share information in your record to ensure the best care can be provided to you.

A facility is now available in this system which allows you to have control over how your record is shared between the different teams of clinical staff treating you both now and in the future.

We have produced a leaflet which both explains this in more detail and also allows you to provide us with your sharing preferences. You should receive one of these leaflets on your next visit to the surgery but, to save time, it would be very helpful if you could download one from the link below and then bring the completed consent form in to Reception when you next come in.

Download the eDSM leaflet and consent form here