IT / ELECTRONIC PATIENT RECORDS
STATEMENT OF INTENT FOR SHEET STREET SURGERY
New contractual requirements came into force from 1st April 2014 requiring that GP practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:-
Electronic Appointment Booking
Online Booking of repeat prescriptions
Summary Care Record
Patient Access to records.
Please find below details of the practice stance with regards to these developments:-
All practices must include the NHS Number as the primary identifier in all NHS clinical correspondence issued by the practice.
In line with national guidance, Sheet Street Surgery includes the NHS Number as the primary identifier in all NHS clinical correspondence issued by the practice.
Electronic appointment booking
Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients who wish to book, view, amend cancel and print appointments on line.
Sheet Street Surgery currently offers the facility for booking and cancelling appointments online. Patients need to register to use this service and can do so by completing the application form below and forwarding to the surgery.
Online ordering of repeat prescriptions
Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients who wish to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for necessary drugs, medicines or appliances.
Sheet Street Surgery offers the facility for ordering repeat prescriptions online. Patients need to register to use this service. They can do so by completing the application form on the practice website and forwarding to the surgery.
Sheet Street Surgery also offers electronic prescribing, whereby a repeat prescription can be signed off by a GP electronically and sent to the patient’s nominated pharmacy.
Interoperable records/Summary Care Record.
Practices are required to enable successful automated uploads of any changes to a patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis to the Summary Care record.
Having your Summary Care Record 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.
Sheet Street Surgery is already live with Summary Care Records. This allows certain parts of your medical record, such as allergies, prescription medication and bad reactions to medication to be accessed by healthcare staff working in other organisations, e.g., A&E.
Access to your Summary Care Record will be strictly controlled; the only people who can see your information will be healthcare staff directly involved in your care. They will ask your permission every time they need to look at your Summary Care Record. If you would like a Summary Care Record, you don’t have to do anything. However, 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 by clicking on the link SCR opt out form.doc
GP2GP record transfers
There is a contractual requirement to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers. 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 several weeks for your paper records to reach your new surgery. With GP to GP record transfers, your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.
The partners of Sheet Street surgery confirm that GP2GP electronic transfers are already active at the practice and we send and receive patient records via this system to support timely transfer of patient records.
Patient access to their GP record
Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print any summary of information from their records relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items/date such as ‘additional’ record elements which has been agreed between the contractor and the patient. PatientOnline - Registration Form v2