Detailed Coded Record
The Patient Online programme includes offering patients access to their detailed coded records online. However there are exceptions to this. GP practices will have a policy in place and ask you to apply for access to your detailed coded record and the practice will carry out some checks before granting access.
A detailed coded record can contain information, such as;
- equality and diversity
- allergies/adverse reactions
- results (numerical values and normal range)
- Medication (dose, quantity and last issued date)
- Other codes; diagnoses, referrals made and procedures – medical or surgical
This varies and tends to be dependent on the clinical system used by your practice.
For more information visit the The NHS Website GP online services web page where you can find links to related leaflets.
Your NHS Number
Your NHS Number – Your healthcare, your record, your number
Everyone registered with the NHS in England and Wales has their own unique number. Your NHS Number helps healthcare staff to find your health records.
Keep a record of your NHS Number safe.
You may have an old medical card, with the old-style NHS Number made up of both letters and numbers. This is replaced, for all patients, by a new NHS Number made up entirely of numbers (in a 3-3-4 format). You will need proof of ID (such as a driving licence or passport) to retrieve your NHS Number from us. Please ask at reception.
Summary Care Records
Summary Care Records (SCRs)
The NHS is changing how patient information is stored and shared in England, to provide better care for patients. SCRs provide healthcare staff treating patients in an emergency or out-of-hours with faster access to key clinical information.
The Summary Care Record is a copy of key information from your GP record. It provides authorised healthcare staff with faster, secure access to essential information about you when you need unplanned care or when your GP practice is closed.
Summary Care Records improve the safety and quality of your care.
Online Medical Record Summary
We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can provide the best possible care.
We have a fully computerised medical record system which means information about your healthcare is held on a secure server. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. Please ask the receptionist if you wish to see or obtain a copy of your record (this may incur additional charge).
If you wish to have friends or family collect your prescription, or obtain test results on your behalf, then please be aware that you will have to sign a consent form allowing them to do so. If the person collecting is not an authorised person listed on your medical record, then we reserve the right to refuse their request and may contact you to confirm that they can collect prescriptions/ obtain results on your behalf.