Access to Medical Records

My Care Record

My Care Record enables health and care professionals directly involved in your care to access information about you, even if they work for different organisations or in different locations. This could include GPs, hospital-based clinicians, nurses, health visitors and social workers. For example, a doctor treating you in hospital or a nurse working in the community could view the information they need from your GP record.

My Care Record provides an agreement between all health and care organisations involved to ensure that your information is safe and only used to improve the care you receive.

In some areas, information from care records may also be used to help to plan how we deliver better services for you and the local population as a whole.

My Care Record includes information from your health and care records. This may include but is not exclusive to:

  • Name, address, NHS number and phone number
  • Medical conditions
  • Treatment provided and contact the individual has had with the organisation
  • Care plans
  • Emergency department treatment
  • Discharge summaries
  • Medication reviews
  • Medical reports
  • Care and support plans
  • Care plan reviews – adult social care assessments
  • Results of investigations, such as x-rays, scans, and laboratory tests

Your information can only be accessed over a secure healthcare network and by professionals who are directly involved in your care.

Information about accessing your own records can be found here.

For more information, including a full list of health and care organisations involved and answers to commonly asked questions, please visit the My Care Record website.

Christmas Maltings and Clements Practice allow patients online access to their Detailed Coded Record. You will be able to view online, export or print coded information held in your own record. There is no charge for this service. The service is completely voluntary to the patient. If you do not want to use it, your treatment will not be affected in any way. Please note this is a ‘read only’ service.

What are the advantages for me?

  • You can choose to share your records with those treating you anywhere in the NHS in England. You may also wish to share your records with family members.
  • You can easily look up your list of medications and immunisations (known to your GP).
  • Accessing your record on computer will help you to understand and make better use of the information we hold about you.
  • Access can help you discuss your health with health professionals caring for you.

What information will I be able to see?

The system allows you to view the following areas of your GP medical record:

  • Consultations showing the date and professional seen and reason for visit
  • Allergies and adverse reactions to medications
  • Vaccinations and immunisations
  • Medications

How do I get started?

Come to the surgery to request an Access to Medical Records Pack. Complete the pack and return to the surgery with two forms of ID. This can be passport, driving licence with another form of ID.

Please beware that you need access to a computer that has internet access.

If you have any questions please contact the Practice on 01440 841 300

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