Statement of Intent

IT/Electronic Patient Records Statement of Intent for Urban Village Medical Practice

Contractual requirements came into force from 1st April 2014, requiring that GP practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:

  • Summary Care Record
  • GP to GP Record Transfers
  • Patient Online Access to their GP Record
  • Data for Commissioning and other secondary care purposes 

GP to GP Record Transfers

NHS England requires 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 several weeks to reach your new surgery.

With GP to GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.

Patient Online Access to Their GP Record

NHS England require practices to promote and offer the facility to enable patients online access to appointments, prescriptions, allergies and adverse reactions.

The practice confirms that we offer the facility for booking and cancelling appointments and also for ordering your repeat prescriptions online. This is done via NHS App. If you do not already have a user name and password for this system and you would like to register, please use our online form.

We now offer the facility to access various aspects of your medical records online.

Please ask reception for information on the process to do this.

Data for Commissioning and other secondary care purposes

It is already a requirement of the Health and Social Care Act that practices must meet the reasonable data requirements of commissioners and other health and social care organisations through appropriate and safe data sharing for secondary uses, as specified in the technical specification for care data.

We have specific arrangements in place to allow patients to “opt out” of care data which allows for the removal of data from the practice.

The practice confirms that these arrangements are in place and that we undertake annual training and audits to ensure that all our data is handled correctly and safely via the Information Governance Toolkit.