Sharing your GP Record
What is a GP Record?
Your GP record contains information recorded by health workers who are involved in your care.
This could include: letters from the hospital, information about your visits, test results, medications, allergies and diagnoses (e.g. Asthma).
Information may have been added to your record at many different care locations.
Sharing your GP record could save your life
Making your record available means that care professionals will have your most up to date information. This means that you won’t have unnecessary test, have to repeat information or be given drugs that you may be allergic to.
Everyone should make their record available in case they need to be seen in an emergency. If you have certain health conditions, illnesses or have to go to the hospital a lot, then you should definitely make your record available.
Don’t I already share my record?
Making your GP record available is different from national sharing schemes such as the Summary Care Record and care.data. You can find out more about these schemes at www.nhs.uk/caredata -see separate tab
Making your GP record available
To improve their care, patients will have their GP record made available automatically. This is called implied consent. * Usually, if the GP is referring you to a service that is likely to want to view your record they will ask you if you are happy to share your record. This is called explicit consent.* If you would not like your GP record to be made available or you would like to indicate your explicit consent then please contact the surgery or complete the form below and send it to the surgery.
*If you have opted out of sharing previously, your GP record will not be made available.
GP Record FAQ’s
Is my record available to view forever?
No. You can change your mind at any time. If you want to change your mind contact the practice.
Do all care providers need to see my record?
No. Some health services will not need to share or view your information e.g. smoking cessation clinics or weight loss programmes.
Who will be looking at my record?
Care professionals, with controlled access, who are directly caring for you. The permission to view your GP record is for that episode of care only. You will be asked for your permission again if your return to that service.
What organisations will my GP record be made available to?
Other Rushcliffe GP practices, NEMS, Central Nottinghamshire Clinical Services, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust, Nottinghamshire Healthcare, County Health Partnerships, Nottingham CityCare Partnership, DHU 111.
Sharing your record - consent form