Plan to Meet GMS / PMS 2014-15 Contractual Requirement for GP Practices
New contractual requirements came into force from 1 April 2014 requiring that all GP Practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments to their patient population no later than 30th September 2014:
Patient Online Access to Their GP Record
GP to GP Record Transfers
Summary Care Record (SCR)
Please find below details of Bramhall Health Centre’s status in relation to the above,according to the progress by our GP Practice software provider, ‘Microtest’. We are working very closely with Microtest to ensure that we are able to
Patient On-line Services
Bramhall Health Centre currently offers patients’ facilities to:
§ Book, view, amend,cancel and print appointments online.
§ Order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances.
We currently offer the facility for booking andcancelling appointments and also for ordering your repeat prescriptions on-line via a facility called ‘The Waiting Room’. If you do not already have a user name and password for this system – please register for them either by sending us an email via our website www.bramhallhealthcentre.co.uk or ask at reception for more details. We purely need a unique email address for each patient wishing to register in order to give you access to this service. You will be given your own username and password via an email invitation from the waiting room to access this service.
We plan to offer patients facilities to view online, export or print any summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient, from January 2015.
We will publicise and promote our online services to our practice’s patients through the practice website, practice waiting room leaflets, posters and the Patient Participation Group by December 31st 2014.
NHS England require practices to utilise the GP2GP messaging technology, which will enable the practice to receive patients clinical records electronically, very quickly, as new patients join the practice. At present, if you leave your current GP Practice, it can take your paper records a few weeks to reach your new surgery. The practice intends to start use of this software by 31st March 2015.
More information on GP2GPcan be foundat: http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/gp2gp
Summary Care Record
NHS England require that practices enable accurate automateduploads of any changes to a patient’s summary information on a daily basis, tothe Summary Care Record (SCR), or have published plans in place to achieve thisby 31st March 2015.
Having your Summary Care Record (SCR) available will help any clinician treating you without having your full medical record. They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking, and any drugs that you may have a recorded sensitivity or allergy to. The core SCR record contains such information on the basis of implied patient consent. Additional information can only be uploaded with explicit patient consent and should only be used when required to support patient care in an emergency or urgent situation.
This information should only be viewed in such emergency situations, with the explicit consent of the patient unless the patient is unable to give such consent, (eg: if they are unconscious.)
Bramhall Health Centre intends to make use of new Summary Care Record. A Summary Care Record is an electronic record, which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had. Having this information stored in one place makes it easier for specific permitted healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
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.
More information on the Summary Care Record can be seen on our website www.bramhallhealthcentre.co.uk and at: http://www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk
Bramhall Health Centre
29 September 2014