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Thorley Health Centre, Thorley, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM23 4EG
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The people caring for you need access to your health and care record in order to make the best decisions about your diagnosis and treatment. For this to happen more quickly and to improve the care you receive, a new process has been put in place. With your permission, My Care Record will provide health and care professionals directly involved in your care, access to the most up-to-date information about you. To find out more please go to www.mycarerecord.org.uk
If you are registered with a GP practice in England you will already have a Summary Care Record (SCR), unless you have previously chosen not to have one. It will contain key information about the medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any adverse reactions to medicines you have had in the past.
Information about your healthcare may not be routinely shared across different healthcare organisations and systems. You may need to be treated by health and care professionals that do not know your medical history. Essential details about your healthcare can be difficult to remember, particularly when you are unwell or have complex care needs.
Having a Summary Care Record can help by providing healthcare staff treating you with vital information from your health record. This will help the staff involved in your care make better and safer decisions about how best to treat you.
You have a choice
You have the choice of what information you would like to share and with whom. Authorised healthcare staff can only view your SCR with your permission. The information shared will solely be used for the benefit of your care.
Your options are outlined below; please indicate your choice on the form below.
Please note that it is not compulsory for you to complete this consent form. If you choose not to complete this form, a Summary Care Record containing information about your medication, allergies and adverse reactions and additional further medical information will be created for you as described in point b) above.
Summary Care Record Consent Form
The national data opt-out is a service that allows patients to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning.
For further information on your data and your options please visit:
If you wish to opt out or check your preferences, you can complete this online form:
Church Street Partnership uses computer software, called SystmOne, to maintain and store your electronic medical record. These records store confidential information about your health and the care that you have received. It will contain contributions from various health and social care organisations, especially if you have a lot of health issues or a complex past medical history. These may include records from hospitals, health visitors, out of hours GP services, private medical consultants to mental health services: in fact, any service involved in your care.
SystmOne is used widely across the NHS and offers the potential for other organisations to access your full medical record in order to benefit the care that they can provide you. For example, you may be working or on holiday in a different part of the country and need care from a hospital or clinic. If you have a mobile telephone number or email address recorded in your record held by Church Street Partnership, or if you have SystmOnline access, you will be sent a verification code which you can then share with the other healthcare provider to grant them access to your full medical record. This access is one time only and will cease when they have finished the episode of care. Your right to care is not effected should you decline to share access.
If you do not have a mobile phone or email address and don’t use SystmOnline, then Church Street Partnership can record your choices about which organisations you are happy to share your whole record with. For example, if you are housebound you may choose to always allow the district nursing team full access to your medical record without the need for verification each time they visit you.
There are three levels of access within this scheme, and you can decide which is applied.
The Practice default setting is Level 2 and the following organisations (who have data sharing agreements with East and North Herts CCG) are allowed unverified access to patient records:
You should still be asked about your record sharing choices, but these organisations will not need the verification code. You can customise which organisations from the above list have access via your SystmOnline account, or by asking at the surgery.
All other SystmOne using organisations will need to obtain a verification code from you in order to access your full medical record. When requesting access, they should explain you why they need to see your full medical record in order for you to make an informed choice about sharing.
For more information about SystmOnline and the new sharing controls, please go to
For more information on data sharing click here to download the document.