Please read the enclosed information with regards to sharing data across the NHS. The two types of data sharing are Summary Care Records and enhanced data sharing model. To provide best care for our patients we sometimes share medical information with other health professionals like district nurses, podiatrists, walk in centres and out of hours doctors and other community care. These services are best served when patients opt in to sharing their information with other health professionals. Only the services you are being referred to can view this information.
For more information on how your information is secured and what is appropriate to share you can visit www.westlondonccg.nhs.uk. You can also find out how and why we keep information about you and how you can choose who sees it.
GP to GP Record Transfers
NHS England require practices to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration).
It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England. It can take your paper records up to two weeks to reach your new surgery.
With GP to GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.
The practice confirms that GP to GP transfers are already active and we send and receive patient records via this system.