Summary Care Record
Your Summary Care Record will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have had.
Giving healthcare staff access to this information can prevent mistakes being made when caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.
Your Summary Care Record will also include your name, address, date of birth and your unique NHS Number to help identify you correctly.
You may want to add other details about your care to your Summary Care Record. This will only happen if you ask for the information to be included. You should discuss your wishes with the healthcare staff treating you.
You can choose not to have a Summary Care Record. You need to let your GP practice know by filling in and returning an opt-out form.
Integrated Health Record (One Health and Care)
This is an extension and enhancement to the Summary Care Record. From summer 2021, everyone’s health and social care records in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will be available on the new integrated care record ‘One Health and Care’.
Completely confidential and secure, it’s designed to help doctors, nurses and other registered health and social care professionals directly involved in your care to make better, safer decisions.
The Integrated Care Record is a system that allows clinicians to share patient records, linking a patients treatment records across health and social care organisations and improving the care that they can deliver.
Patient records in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will soon be available electronically for health and social care practitioners to view. These records will be ready to go live later this summer.
This means a doctor in a hospital, or a paramedic who attends a 999 call will be able to access the same crucial information as a GP when they need it. In some situations, knowing details of any allergies, medications or long-term conditions could potentially save lives.
The information that they will be able to see includes:
- Your name, date of birth, sex, address, telephone number, NHS number
- The name of your GP Practice and GP
- Medications, allergies, ongoing and historic conditions, immunisations and diagnoses
- Test results, hospital referrals, admissions, discharges and clinics attended
- Social and mental health information and care plans
Sensitive information such as attendance at sexual health clinics, fertility treatment records, and records relating to gender reassignment will not be included.
During summer 2021, all GP practices within Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will have access to One Health and Care along with the following organisations:
- Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin GP practices
- Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
- Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Shropshire Council (Social care)
- Telford & Wrekin Council (Social care)
- Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
- Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
If you’re happy for your records to be available on One Health and Care to health and social care professionals, you don’t need to do anything. Alternatively, if you wish to raise an objection, you need to contact your GP Practice.
If you opted out of the national Summary Care Record previously then your data will be automatically restricted from view within One Health and Care and do not need to contact your GP unless you wish to change this. The One-Health/Integrated Care Record is NOT linked to the National Data Opt-out, which is explained below.
NHS Digital - Collecting GP Data - Advice for the Public
Your health records (Summary Care Record) contain confidential patient information, which can be used to help the NHS with research and planning. NHS Digital are rolling out national plans to use patient data for purposes beyond their individual care and treatment – specifically for research and planning across the NHS. If you do not want your data to be used in this way, you can opt out. Your confidential patient information (Summary Care Record) will still be used for your individual care. Please click on the button below for further information regarding the proposed changes on 30th September 2021 . You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening you may opt-out using the forms below.
Alternative, you can download the opt out form above, complete it and return it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
National Data Opt Out
7 and 8 Wellington Place
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