FAIR PROCESSING NOTICE FOR PATIENTS

Your Information, Your Rights
Our Fair Processing Notice explains why we collect information about you and how that information may be used to deliver your direct care and manage the local health and social care system.
Then notice reflects:

• What information we collect about you;

• How and why we use that information;

• How we retain your information and keep it secure;

• Who we share your information with and why we do this.

The notice also explains your rights in relation to consent to use your information, the right to control who can see your data and how to seek advice and support if you feel that your information has not been used appropriately.

A full copy of the Fair Processing Notice is available by clicking here or from reception at the surgery.

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Statement of Intent

STATEMENT OF INTENT FOR ESCRICK SURGERY

New contractual requirements came into force from 1 April 2014 requiring that GP Practices should make available a “statement of intent” in relation to the following IT developments:

  • Summary Care Record (SCR)
  • GP to GP Record Transfers (GP2GP)
  • Patient Online Access to their GP medical record

The same contractual obligations require that we have a “statement of intent” regarding these developments in place and publicised by 30th September 2014.

Please find below details of the practice’s stance with regards to these points:-

Summary Care Record (SCR)

NHS England require practices to enable successful automated uploads of any changes to patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis, to the summary care record (SCR) or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st March 2015.

Having your Summary Care Record (SCR) available will help anyone treating you without your full medical record. They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking and any drugs that you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity to. Of course 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.

Escrick Surgery confirm that your SCR is automatically updated on at least a daily basis to ensure that your information is as up to date as it can possibly be.

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 (this does not apply to temporary patient registrations).

It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your previous practice 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 up to 2 weeks for your paper records to reach your new surgery. However, GP2GP record transfers your electronic medical record to your new practice much sooner.

Escrick Surgery confirm that GP2GP transfers are already active, and we send and receive patient records via this system.

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, adverse reactions and coded information or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st March 2016.

Escrick Surgery currently offer the facility for booking and cancelling appointments and also for ordering your repeat prescriptions on-line and access to your Summary Care Record which includes allergies and adverse reactions along with any medication you have been prescribed recently. This is done by the clinical system on-line facility.  In addition you can now request access to coded information.  If you do not already have a user name and password for this – please register for on-line access at the surgery. Anyone wanting to add medical record on-line access to their registration please bring photo id.

No Health Visitor Baby Clinics

With effect from 25 March 2014 there will be no Health Visitor baby clinics at Escrick Surgery. Alternative clinics are available:

Every Tuesday
Selby South Children’s Centre,
Barwick Parade,
Selby
Drop-In – 1.30pm-3.00pm

1st Tuesday of the month
Riccall, Regen Centre
Drop-In 1.30pm-2.30pm

Every Thursday
Posterngate Surgery
Portholme Road,
Selby
Drop-In 1.30pm-3.00pm

Every Friday

Scott Road Medical Centre
Selby
Drop-In 9.00am-11.00am.

Care.Data

As you may be aware, the government is introducing an information sharing system with effect from this Spring which has implications for how information about you is shared within the NHS. You should have received a leaflet about this recently in the post. Please read it carefully. If you are happy with its contents, you need take no further action. Should you wish to opt-out, please contact the surgery in order for this to be done.

More information regarding the scheme is available on the NHS website (www.nhs.uk/caredata) or by phoning 0300 456 3531.

Many thanks.

Weldrake/Naburn Surgeries

Reluctantly we have had to stop provision of the Weldrake & Naburn clinics. This is due to the fact that the surgeries held there do not meet the Care Quality Commission requirements. There have been no clinics held at either site for some considerable time and therefore we hope this won’t cause any inconvenience to patients.

Yellow Fever Vaccinations

The practice is no longer a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and therefore will not be able to offer Yellow Fever Vaccinations. Unfortunately this in no longer a viable service for the practice to provide. If you require a Yellow Fever Vaccination then contact the York Travel Clinic, Priory Medical Centre, Cornlands Road, York, YO24 3WX.

Practice Leaflet

Click here to view the practice leaflet for April 2014.