Frequently Asked Questions
How safe and secure are my records?
Only authorised clinical staff who are involved in your care would access your records over the NHS secure network. All access is recorded and auditable.
Can I make my records unavailable to view?
Yes, you can explicitly tell your GP you don’t want your information to be made available outside your GP Practice and your decision will be recorded
Does my entire record have to be made available?
No. You can ask for parts of your record to be made private. This information will never be shared unless it is required by law or you give permission.
Do all care providers need to see you record?
No. Some health services, like stop smoking clinics or weight loss programmes, will not need to share or view your information
Who will be looking at my record?
Care professional, who are directly caring for you. The permission to view your GP record is for that episode of care only. You will be asked for your permission again if you return to that service at a later date.
What organisations will my GP record be made available to?
Other GP practices, Derbyshire Health United, 111, Community Services, Erewash Health and any care professional who are directly caring for you.