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Access to Information

Our doctors and nurses will always provide information to patients with special or different needs appropriately during consultations. We have available to patients during consultations, ‘Language Line’ for use with patient where English is not their first language and they require translation support. In addition, this practice website provides many language options. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to use the language change tool. We are also happy to provide information in a format that suits any patient where possible. We offer this service on request. We may not have varying formats to hand immediately and may need some time to provide this service but you will be… Read More

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Your Summary Care Record – July 2014

Your summary care record will be available to healthcare professionals outside of this surgery in July 2014. Please take the opportunity to opt-out at your next visit if you wish. Please click here for more details about your summary care record and how to opt out if you wish. Click here to download a Summary Care Record opt-out form. To find out about other types of information sharing please click here. Other sources of information: www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk

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Confused About Information Sharing?

Update February 2014: Care.data – delay to roll-out NHS England has this week announced a six month delay in the roll-out of care.data. This follows concerns raised by the BMA and GPC particularly on the grounds that the public awareness campaign has not worked, with many patients still unaware of care.data and their right to object to the extraction of data from their medical record. Please note that Langton patients can continue to opt-out.  We are taking this opportunity to ensure that our patients have adequate time to consider how their information might be used. If you want to opt out of the Care Data Information Sharing and/or the Summary… Read More

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How to opt-out of sharing your personal information

You will have already, or will shortly receive a leaflet from the NHS entitled “Better information means better care”. Click here to download and print this leaflet Click here to find out more about how your personal information is likely to be shared If you would like to tell us about your preference regarding the recent leaflet sent to you from the NHS entitled “Better information means better care”, we will only be able to record your preference if you include in your message the following information: Your name in full Your date of birth Your address We will need to know if you would like to opt-out of sharing information help… Read More

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Summary Care Records

Introduction to Summary Care Records Today, records are kept in all the places where you receive care. These places can usually only share information from your records by letter, email, fax or phone. At times, this can slow down treatment and sometimes make it hard to access information. Summary Care Records are being introduced 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, and help to give you safe treatment during an emergency or when your GP surgery is closed. For example, a person who lives in London is… Read More

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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO HOW WE HANDLE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We will soon be required to supply your personal and confidential medical Information to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). This information will be taken from the practice in a form that can identify you. The Practice has NO choice but to allow the HSCIC to extract this information. However, individual patients can instruct their Practice to stop the transfer of their data.   In more detail: Are you aware that your personal medical information that you share with your GP or other healthcare professional is about to be extracted and stored on a computer outside of the control of this practice where the practice will have no say… Read More

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Patient Health Records

The Langton Medical Group uses a sophisticated computer system which enables the maintenance of very good records. Prescriptions are issued on the computer and patient registration details, clinical records and important medical information and measurements are recorded on the system. Registers of all those who have longer term illness are kept allowing progress to be monitored, medication to be regularly checked and review of patients at regular intervals. The computer is also widely used for recording and monitoring health screening checks such as cervical screening tests. The Langton Medical Group has no doubt that computerisation has increased efficiency and contributed greatly to patient care. Patients’ health records are kept by… Read More

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Can I Access My Own Medical Information?

Patients have a right to view their own medical record. If you would like to view your medical records, in the first instance, you need to make an appointment to see your usual GP. There may be a charge to receive a copy of your medical record to take away. Click here to find out more about Subject Access Requests – this also includes a form that you can use to make a ‘Subject Access Request’ Click here to view the NHS Confidentiality Leaflet, Your health information, confidentiality and the NHS Care Records Service

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