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EDSM - Sharing Your Medical Records
Many primary care services use a secure electronic health record system called SystmOne. Your health record held on SystmOne includes your medical history, details about your medication and any allergies you may have. With your permission, this system can allow clinicians to share your full record held at one service with other healthcare services who are providing care for you. These other services will ask your permission to view your record.
On 19th August 2013 an update was applied to patient records in SystmOne so you can be offered a choice in how your information can be shared.
Every GP practice or service that uses SystmOne and is caring for you will offer you two choices which allow you to control how your record is shared. You can change these choices at any time by letting the relevant practice or service know.
Sharing OUT - This controls whether your information recorded at the practice or service can be shared with other healthcare services. You may be asked
“Are you happy for your record here to be shared with other services involved in your care?”
If you say yes to this you are making your record available to other services which are actively caring for you. You will still have to give those services permission to view your record before they can see it./p>
Sharing IN - This determines whether or not a practice or service can view information in your record that has been entered by other services who are providing care for you, or who may provide care for you in the future.
You may be asked
“Are you happy for your doctor to have access to your records held at other services involved in your care?”
If you say yes to this you are making your record held elsewhere available to this service. In order for this service to see your record you must have already given the service that holds the record permission to share out.
An example of how this works
To find out more information and to fill in a consent form please click here.