As part of our nationalrequirements the practice is enabled to allow the Summary Care Record toelectronically link from the practice patient records to the national spine ona daily basis.
This information isaccessible by healthcare staff who are providing urgent and emergency care inother healthcare settings.
The informationrecorded in the summary care record is:
- allergies and adversedrug reactions
Patients can opt out ofsummary care record data at any time.
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In addition, thepractice is also enabled to receive electronic patients records of a patientjoining the practice before the paper records arrive.
It will also forwardelectronic records of a patient who is leaving the practice to their newsurgery.
This does not replacethe sending of paper records - this will still occur - but is should ensureinformation is received sooner than before.
The practice plans tohave this system fully functional by March 2015.