Your Medical Records

What is it?

Your Summary Care Record is a short summary of your GP medical records. It tells other health and care staff who care for you about the medicines you take and your allergies.

This means they can give you better care if you need health care away from your usual doctor's surgery:

  • in an emergency
  • when you're on holiday
  • when your surgery is closed
  • at out-patient clinics
  • when you visit a pharmacy

Ask your doctor to include additional information on your SCR

When you are treated away from your usual doctor's surgery, the health care staff there can't see your GP medical records. Looking at your SCR can speed up your care and make sure you are given the right medicines and treatment.

  • health problems like dementia or diabetes
  • details of your carer
  • your treatment preferences
  • communication needs, for example if you have hearing difficulties or need an interpreter

This will help medical staff care for you properly, and respect your choices, when you need care away from your GP surgery. This is because having more information on your SCR means they will have a better understanding of your needs and preferences.

Opting Out

SCRs improve care, but if you don't want to have one you can opt out. To find out about how to opt-out of having your data shared please go to

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/

Cheshire Care Record

Your Medical Information

Your Medical Record

When you visit an NHS or social care service, information about you and the care you receive is recorded and stored in a health and care record.

This is so people caring for you can make the best decisions about your care.

For more information about your medical record, please see the following: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/about-the-nhs/your-health-records/

Cheshire Care Record

The Cheshire Care Record (CCR) is an overview of your health and social care information in one digital record.

Whether you are visiting your GP, attending hospital, or being seen in your own home by a community nurse or social worker, we want you to get the best care but we can only do this if all the health and social care professionals involved in your care have access to the information they need.

Your shared health and social care information will include test results, medications, allergies and social or mental health information.

The CCR provides the following important benefits:

  • Better health care– by improving all aspects of patient care, including safety, effectiveness, putting the patient at the very centre of the picture, better communication, timeliness, efficiency and equity.
  • Improved efficiencies and lower health care costsby promoting preventative medicine and improved coordination of health care services, as well as by reducing waste and unnecessary or repeated tests.
  • Better clinical decision makingby securely integrating patient information from multiple sources.

For more information on the Cheshire Care Record, including what information is held, who can access your record, and additional benefits, please see: https://www.cheshirecarerecord.co.uk/

Opting Out from having a Cheshire Care Record

If you would like to opt-out from having a Cheshire Care Record, please complete the following form and return it to reception. Please see below if you'd like to return it via email: Cheshire Care Record Consent Form

 

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) & National Data Opt-Out

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) & National Data Opt-Out

This practice is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR).

NHS Digital collect and store some information from everyone's health and care records because of their role in health and care. They have two main responsibilities. They:

  • Run and manage computer systems that link different parts of health and care together and improve individual care
  • Collect some specific health and care data to check how the health and care service is doing and to improve everyone's care


To carry out these duties, they need to collect, store, use and sometimes share information about you.

For more information about who may access this data, please see the following links:

How NHS Digital makes decisions about data access

Register of approved data releases

Opting Out of National Data Sharing

 

National Data Opt-out (opting out of NHS Digital sharing your data) – Previously known as a Type 2 Opt-out

Previously you could tell your GP practice if you did not want NHS Digital to share confidential patient information that they collect from across the health and care service for purposes other than your individual care. This was called a Type 2 Opt-out.

The Type 2 Opt-out was replaced by the National Data Opt-out. Type 2 Opt-outs recorded on or before 11 October 2018 have been automatically converted to National Data Opt-outs.

Read more about the collection and conversion of Type 2 Opt-outs

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.

If you do not want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, then you can register a National Data Opt-out:

Note: It can take up to 21 days for a choice or change to be recorded and applied to data uses or disclosures. This is known as a 'fair processing' period.

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) & National Data Opt-Out

This practice is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR).

NHS Digital collect and store some information from everyone's health and care records because of their role in health and care. They have two main responsibilities. They:

  • Run and manage computer systems that link different parts of health and care together and improve individual care
  • Collect some specific health and care data to check how the health and care service is doing and to improve everyone's care


To carry out these duties, they need to collect, store, use and sometimes share information about you.

For more information about who may access this data, please see the following links:

How NHS Digital makes decisions about data access

Register of approved data releases

Opting Out of National Data Sharing

 

National Data Opt-out (opting out of NHS Digital sharing your data) – Previously known as a Type 2 Opt-out

Previously you could tell your GP practice if you did not want NHS Digital to share confidential patient information that they collect from across the health and care service for purposes other than your individual care. This was called a Type 2 Opt-out.

The Type 2 Opt-out was replaced by the National Data Opt-out. Type 2 Opt-outs recorded on or before 11 October 2018 have been automatically converted to National Data Opt-outs.

Read more about the collection and conversion of Type 2 Opt-outs

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.

If you do not want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, then you can register a National Data Opt-out:

Note: It can take up to 21 days for a choice or change to be recorded and applied to data uses or disclosures. This is known as a 'fair processing' period.