Data Sharing

NHS Data Sharing

As a GP surgery we are obliged to share data with other areas within the NHS by default. Please take time to read and understand how this works.

We have also included a summary table for a quick comparison at the bottom of this page. We have also provided opt out letters at the bottom of the page.

1. Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE)

GPs, hospitals and community staff collect information about patients and store it electronically on different computers.

New computer systems have made it possible to combine records from different parts of the NHS allowing the Health Service within Hampshire to set up a new type of record called the Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE). This is a local record only.

For more information about the Care and Health Information Exchange click here

2. The Summary Care Record

The NHS is introducing Summary Care Records to improve the safety and quality of patient care. Because the Summary Care Record is an electronic record it will give healthcare staff faster, easier access to essential information about you, to help provide you with safe treatment when you need care in an emergency or when your GP Practice is closed.
It will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have had. Giving healthcare staff access to this information can prevent mistakes being made when caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed. Your Summary Care Record will also include your name, address, date of birth and your unique NHS Number to help identify you correctly.

For more information about the Summary Care Record click here



3. GP Connect

GP Connect helps clinicians gain access to GP patient records during interactions away from a patient’s registered practice and makes their medical information available to appropriate health and social care professionals when and where they need it, to support the patient’s direct care.

From a privacy, confidentiality and data protection perspective, GP Connect provides a method of secure information transfer and reduces the need to use less secure or less efficient methods of transferring information, such as email or telephone.

We use GP Connect to access medical records at our Urgent Care Centre.

For more information about GP Connect click here

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