Clifton Court Medical Practice

01325 465646

Access to medical records

The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Please contact the Practice Manager for further information.

With the development of computer systems it is now possible to share information electronically between the GP practice and other healthcare professionals who have the same computer system. Here at Clifton Court Medical Practice we use a system called SystemOne.

Today, electronic records are kept to record your healthcare. The sharing of your information with other health professionals as part of your treatment is usually shared by letter, email, fax or phone call.  This can slow down your treatment as information is hard to access.

What is the Great North record and how it can benefit all of your health needs?

There is a new patient record sharing electronic system enabling all health professionals at various health organisation having access to a summary of your heath record to help with your care. E.g. You go and see a physio based at another organisation they will be able to see your summary and help with your treatment. Your medical records will still be confidential and only be able to be accessed by doctors , nurses and anybody directly involved in your care. You will be asked permission by the health organisation if you consent to allow them to view your Great North Care record.

You can decline or opt out of this record service at anytime.

This helps you by allowing the health professional spend more time on your care, joined up safer care and all your information kept in one place.

What does the Great North Record contain?

  • List of diagnosed conditions
  • Allergies
  • Test Results
  • Referrals and Discharge Information
  • Address and telephone number

What organisations will be able to see my Great North Care Record and who supports it?

  • GP Practices
  • NHS 111
  • NHS Hospitals
  • Mental Health Services
  • Out-of-Hours Doctors
  • Ambulance Services

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