STATEMENTS OF INTENT FOR NEWTHORPE MEDICAL PRACTICE
New contractual requirements came into force from 1 April 2014 requiring that GP practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:
- Summary Care Record (SCR)
- GP to GP Record Transfers
- Patient Online Access to Their GP Record
- Data for commissioning and other secondary care purposes
The same contractual obligations require that we have a statement of intent regarding these developments in place and publicised by 30 September 2014.
Please find below details of the practices stance with regards to these points.
Summary Care Record (SCR)
NHS England require 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) or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31 st of March 2015.
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.
Dr Tedstone & 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.
Transfer of patient records (GP2GP )
GP practices are obliged to make available a statement of intent regarding GP2GP. This document is the Statement of Intent from Newthorpe Medical practice.
The Government requires all practices to utilise the electronic GP2GP facility for transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration), or have publicised plans in place to achieve this by March 31st 2015.
This practice uses the GP2GP facility for all transfers of patient records unless there is an issue with the receiving practice’s computer system which does not allow or provide such transfers. The practice clinical system is fully compliant with GP2GP.
Dr Tedstone & Partners confirm that GP to GP transfers are already active and we send and receive patient records via this system.
Patient Online Access to Their GP Record
NHS England require practices to promote and offer the facility to enable patients online access to appointments, prescriptions, allergies and adverse reactions or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31 st of March 2015.
We currently offer the facility for booking and cancelling appointments and also for ordering your repeat prescriptions on-line. This is done via SystemOne. If you do not already have a user name and password for this system – please register for them at our reception.
The facility for viewing a summary of your medical record is now available and from 1st March 2016 you will be able to request to see
With effect from 1st March 2016 you will be able to see coded items on your medical records (coded items relate to consultations where specific medical conditions have been recorded).
You will also be able to see the medications prescribed, test results and vaccination history.
However, our computer supplier SystemOne has not yet made our system compliant for you to access information online from your medical record.
Dr Tedstone & Partners confirm that this is expected to be in place in the near future.
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 organisations through appropriate and safe data sharing for secondary uses, as specified in the technical specification for care data.
At Newthorpe Medical practice we have specific arrangements in place to allow patients to “opt out” of care.data which allows for the removal of data from the practice.
Dr Tedstone & 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.
MIG - Medical Interoperability Gateway
From time to time it is helpful for us to be able to share information about your health and care requirements with other health organisations that are responsible for some of your health care. Across Nottinghamshire we are introducing a new system called MIG (Medical Interoperability Gateway) which will enable us to share relevant medical information, on a view only basis, with clinicians in other healthcare organisations who are involved with your care; for example the NEMS Out of Hours team and local A&E departments.
Sharing of information in this way is designed to ensure that the healthcare professional looking after you has the most relevant information to enable them to provide you with the most appropriate care. The type of information shared is restricted and includes a summary of current problems, current medication, allergies, recent tests, diagnosis, procedures, investigations, risks and warnings – all this information is currently held in your GP system record.
Whenever a clinician from another healthcare organisation wishes to view your record they will always seek your permission before doing so; if you say “NO” they will not be able to see any information. We have automatically set up the sharing facility to allow your information to be shared. However, if you do not wish us to share your information in this way please let us know and we will ensure that your information is not shared.