New Contractural Requirements for IT/Electronic patient records
It is a requirement of the General Medical Services 2014/15 Contract that all GP practices inform their patients of their current status in relation to a number of electronic services:
Electronic Transfer of Patient Record:
Fernbank Surgery can confirm that the GP2GP system is already active and used to safely and securely transfer medical records when required.
Electronic Appointment Booking:
The Practice already provides patients with the ability to request an appointment via a link on the Surgery Website. If patients wish to take advantage of this service, please visit the Appointments Section of the surgery website and register your details, or alternatively please speak to a member of staff at the Practice.
Electronic booking of repeat prescriptions:
The Practice already provides patients on long-term medication the option of ordering repeat prescriptions via a link on the Surgery Website. If patients wish to take advantage of this service, please visit the Prescriptions Section of the Surgery Website and register your details, or alternatively please speak to a member of staff at the Practice.
Patient Access to their GP Record:
Fernbank Surgery is currently working with its IT system supplier to provide its patients with the ability to view online, save or print any summary of information from their medical records relating to medications, allergies, or adverse reactions. It is our intention to have this facility available to patients as soon as possible, and no later than 31st March 2015.
Summary Care Record:
Summary Care Record is an Electronic summary of a patient’s key clinical information.
GP practices are required to provide an automated electronic upload of any changes to a patient’s summary information to the NHS Spine. Waverley Surgery is currently working with its IT system supplier to provide this.
The Summary Care Record should only be viewed in an emergency or urgent care setting with the explicit consent of the patient, unless the patient is unable to give their consent (for example if they are unconscious).
However, if you do not want your records to be made available in this way, please complete the Opt Out Form (click here to download) and send in to the surgery so we can update your records.
It is our intention to have this in place as soon as possible and no later than 31st March 2015.