Patient Record

Sharing Your Medical Record


Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE)

The Care and Health Information Exchange is a local scheme that allows OOH, Ambulance and Emergency services as well as GPs and Hospital Consultants access to medical record data.

The data made available on the Care and Health Information Exchange is limited, it includes allergy information, medication, diagnosis, tests & treatments. It does not include any information relating to sexual health, abuse or complaints.

Summary Care Record (SCR)

The Summary Care Record is a National programme and will enable Healthcare professionals across the country access to the SCR database and patient information.

The SCR will consist of Patient information which will be uploaded from our clinical system on a regular basis. This information will be very limited:

  • Medication
  • Allergies
  • Adverse drug reactions

Patient consent will be required by ANYONE accessing their records (unless they are unconscious).

If you would like to Opt Out of sharing your medical record with organisations outside the surgery please click on the link below and send us the completed form.

SCR HHR Care Data OPT OUT form.doc



Emergency Care Summary

There is a Central NHS Computer System called the Emergency Care Summary (ECS). The Emergency Care Summary is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. It will contain information on your medications and allergies.

Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held securely on central NHS databases.   

As with all systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.

On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. If you don’t want an Emergency Care Summary to be made for you, tell your GP surgery. Don’t forget that if you do have an Emergency Care Summary, you will be asked if staff can look at it every time they need to. You don’t have to agree to this.