Data sharing enables us, with your consent, to share your medical records with those in the NHS who are involved in your care.
If you would like to know more about out data sharing policy please read our leaflet Sharing your Medical Information.
Summary Care Record
Your summary care record contains basic information from your GP record, such as your date of birth, address, details of allergies, current prescriptions and bad reactions to medicines. Then, each time you use an NHS service, it is planned that more information can be added to it, but only with your consent.
There is no doubt that the creation of summary care record is particularly useful if you should need emergency care out of hours. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that clinical information isn't shared with other healthcare providers already.
For further information visit the HSCIC website.
If you wish to ensure that your record is NEVER shared you can choose to opt out of the scheme. Simply complete this opt-out form and bring it to the surgery.