The Local Shared Record (MIG)
The Local Shared Care Record securely connects different medical and care computer systems together.
When your records are requested, it collects the information from the different systems and shows the information to the requestor. None of the information it collects is stored and none of it can be changed. Because it collects the information only when it is needed, the information is always accurate and as up to date as possible.
Before any information is collected or displayed to a care professional, that professional must have your consent to view your record. Your consent is recorded on the system so that we know exactly who has accessed what information and when. The GP who holds the original record can see who has viewed it and that you have given consent.
The Local Shared Care Record uses the secure NHS network to retrieve the information and displays a read only view for the care professional to use to support the delivery of care at that specific point in time.
The shared record will contain a summary of the most up-to-date, relevant health information which includes things such as:
• Recent diagnosis and test results
• Medications and treatment
• Any current or past (and significant) illnesses
• Encounters and referrals
You have the right to stop information that identifies you from being shared, locally, and/or nationally, outside your GP Practice. To opt out, you just need to let a member of staff know.
Please see www.newdevonccg.nhs.uk for more information
Practice and Patient Data
The practice and patient data is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998 of which the Practice is a member. The processing, access to heath records and use of patient information is determined by the Data Protection Act guidelines. A copy of the Practice Data Protection Policy is available from Reception.
Please advise reception of any changes to your name, address, telephone number or next of kin so we can keep our records up to date.
The Data Protection Act 1998 requires a clear direction on Policy for security of information within the Practice. Our policy provides direction on security against unauthorised access, unlawful processing, and loss or destruction of personal information.