Parkfield Medical Practice
Statement of Intent Offering and
Promoting Patient Online Services by March 2016
Since 1st April 2014-2015 new GMS contractual requirements came into force requiring that GP practices to enable automatic uploads of patient summary information and introduction of Patient Online services. The practice must also make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:-
- Transfer relevant information to a patient’s Summary Care Record (SCR)
- Transfer a patient’s record electronically between practices when patients register or deregister (GP2GP)
- Data for commissioning and other secondary care purposes
Practices must also:
- Patient online access for booking appointments.
- Patient online access for ordering of repeat prescriptions.
- Patient online access to certain parts of their medical record.
New GMS contractual requirements for 2015/2016 require all NHS General Practices to offer and promote the following by 31st March 2016:
- Patient online access to their detailed coded records by request.
Please find below details of the practice stance with regards to these developments:-
Summary Care Record SCR
- NHS England required 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)
- 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 do not want your medical records to be available in this way then you will need to let us know so that we can update your record. You can do this via the opt out form on our website under the heading ‘”Further Information”– Summary Care Record or speak to a member of staff.
Dr Hibbs & Partners confirm that your SCR is automatically updated on at least a daily basis to ensure that your information is as up to date as it can possibly be.
GP to GP Record Transfers (GP2GP)
- NHS England require practices to utilize the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration).
- It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your GP 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 your paper records up to two weeks to reach your new surgery. With GP to GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.
Dr Hibbs & Partners confirm that GP to GP transfers are already active and we send and receive patient records via this system.
Data for commissioning and other secondary care purposes
- It is already a requirement of the Health and Social Care Act that practices must meet the reasonable data requirements of commissioners and other health and social care organizations through appropriate and safe data sharing for secondary uses, as specified in the technical specification for care data.
- Of course if you do not want your medical records to be available in this way then you will need to let us know so that we can update your record. You can do this via the opt out form on our website under the heading ‘Further Information – Care Data. or speak to a member of staff .
Dr Hibbs & Partners confirm these arrangements are in place and that we undertake annual training and audits to ensure that all our data is handled correctly and safely via the Information Governance Toolkit.
Patient Online Access to Their GP Record
- Parkfield Medical Practice has been able to offer patients the facility for booking and cancelling appointments and also for ordering your repeat prescriptions on-line along with access to their GP medical records. This means you can have secure online access to relevant parts (Current medications, allergies & adverse reactions) of your record from device that can access the internet.
- To get online access to your records you will need to come to the practice with ID. We will then give you the login details you will need.
- By the 31st March 2016, and in line with GMS contractual 2015-2016 requirement, patients will be able to access more information held on the GP medical records including coded information on illnesses, immunisations and test results.
Dr Hibbs & Partners confirm that all systems are in place to allow patients to access booking appointments, ordering repeat prescriptions & view allergies and adverse reactions online.
We are working closely with our clinical software providers (Emis Web Health Care System) to develop appropriate systems for patients to request online access to their detailed coded records using a method that is secure and safeguards the best interests of the patient. We aim for this to be completed by 31st March 2016.
Dr HIbbs & Partners
Statement of Intent 2015-2016