Statement of Intent


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As part of our contract with NHS England, we are required to put in place several new initiatives in relation to your medical records.


Summary Care Record

All practices are required to provide a regular upload of patient information to the Summary Care Record (SCR). The SCR will only be viewed in emergency or urgent settings with the patients’ consent unless you are unconscious.

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. You can do this by completing our Summary Care Opt Out form.

For more information on the SCR, please visit our Summary Care Record page.


Patient Access to Their Medical Records via SystmOnline or the NHS App

GP practices are now required to promote and offer the facility for patients to view information from their medical records, i.e. medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any information that has been agreed between the GP and patient.

If you do not already have access to request your medication and make appointments online, please Register for Online Services.


GP2GP Record Transfers

All practices will have a facility of transferring your medical records between your old practice and your new practice. This is already available if both practices have the same GP clinical system.

An electronic transferring service called GP2GP enables the transferring of medical records to take place between two different clinical systems. This speeds up the transfer of patient information when a patient registers with a new practice.