How we use your medical record
This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality. For our full Data Processing and Privacy notice, click the link below.
Regent Street Surgery Data Processing Notice
Summary Care Records
Summary Care Records are electronic health records made up of key information from your GP Surgery. They contain basic health information about an individual including what medication a person is taking and any allergies they have. The Summary Care Record facilitates safe patient care between a patient's regular GP surgery and other health care providers who may be looking after the patient.
Most people have a basic Summary Care Record, unless they have previously opted out, and there are over 55 million Summary Care Records (SCRs) nationally.
Health professionals who can access a patient's SCR include A+E and hospital services, the ambulance service, community services, such as District Nurses, GP out of hour providers, Minor Injury Units, Mental Health Departments and Community Pharmacies.
The information is uploaded automatically from a GP patient record to the SCR. A patient who presents to a service will always be asked by the healthcare professional for consent for them to access their SCR.
Summary Care Records with Additional Information
Summary Care Records can contain additional information about an individual including their diagnoses and conditions, immunisation history, communication preferences, reasons for medications and end of life preferences, where relevant. This type of information is particularly useful for patients who have many health conditions, patients with express wishes about their healthcare, patients approaching the end of their life and frail patients. If healthcare professionals and services can access detailed healthcare information about an individual, it enables them to offer safe, consistent and accurate care to that person.
If you would like us to create you a SCR with additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Equally, if you are not happy to have a SCR, please let us know and we will opt you out.
The below resources provide further information on SCRs.
What is a Summary Care Record?
SCR with additional information consent form
SCR Information Easy Read
JUYI - Joining Up Your Information
JUYI is a digital patient record that contains healthcare information about a patient who is registered with a GP in Gloucestershire. JUYI records combine health and social care information about a patient to provide one integrated record. Health and Social Care services all use different IT systems that do not communicate with each other and therefore it can be very difficult to provide integrated and informed care to patients when information about them is not available. JUYI links the information contained on various computer systems together to provide one complete record. Information cannot be changed on JUYI - it is display only.
The main differences between the SCR and JUYI are:
- JUYI is created for Gloucestershire patients and is only accessible to Gloucestershire health and social care professionals
- It contains greater levels of information, including details on referrals, appointments, tests and investigations, hospital admissions and discharges and structured social care data.
A letter was sent to all patients registered with a GP in Gloucestershire in March 2016 that contained information regarding JUYI and how to opt out if you wished. If you have not opted out already, you will have a JUYI record. However, if you would like to opt out or if you have previously opted out and would now like a JUYI record, please let us know.
The below resources provide further information on JUYI:
JUYI Fair Processing Notice
Local Clinical Care Audits
Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, the GP-led body that buys NHS care in the county performs clinical audits to benchmark GP data against agreed nationally-defined patient quality outcomes. These audits help GP practices understand the health needs of their patients more accurately and facilitate greater continuity of care.
The patient data is extracted and automatically anonymised so that the data team cannot see any patient identifiable information. It then comes back to the practice with patient details for them to review.
For more information on this process, click here Your GP Surgery and Clinical Audit
Sharing Information with Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
Type 2 objections
NHS Digital collects health information about patients for research and planning purposes. If you do not want your personal health information to be shared for purposes other than your direct care, you can register a type 2 objection. To do this, or find out more information, visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters.