How the information in your medical records is used in the local health community
Your doctor and other health professionals caring for you, keeps records about your health and any treatment you receive at this practice. These records are kept securely on our Practice computer system.
Where necessary, to provide you with the health care you need, your doctor will share information about you with others involved in your treatment, such as hospital consultants. This sharing is made easier and quicker nowadays by developments in information technology. Arrangements are already in place for secure electronic transfer of test results, referrals and discharge correspondence between local hospitals and GP practices.
Within the Selby and York Health Community, doctors can use computers to access additional information about their patients’ health. For example, if necessary in the course of your treatment, your GP can see a summary of your hospital, mental health and community health record, and doctors providing care for you at the hospital and in the Out of Hours service may also be able to view a summary of your GP record.
Access is subject to strict security controls and is only available to the doctors treating you, under a professional duty of confidence, in the interests of providing you with the best possible care. However, if you have any concerns about your doctor viewing your summary hospital record, please let us know.