We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible care.
This information may be used for management and audit purposes. However, it is usually only available to, and used by, those involved in your care. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like access to your medical records please request this in writing for the attention of our Practice/Business Managers, Lynsey Collins or Carrie McSorley.
Freedom of Information
Information about the GPs and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.
Protecting your privacy
Summary Care Record
The NHS Summary Care Record (SCR) is an electronic summary of key clinical information (including medicines, allergies and adverse reactions) about a patient, sourced from the GP record. With your consent, this can be accessed by clinicians other than your GP who may be treating you urgently out of normal surgery opening hours.
What is the point of the Summary Care Record?
Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
Who can see it?
Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.
Do I have to have one?
No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.
For further information visit the NHS Care records website