The Government is implimenting a scheme that will give health professionals access to part of your medical records, should they need them in an emergency. They will need to ask your consent to do this, and if anyone looks at them and should not have done so, it will be possible to see who has done this, although it does not automatically get spotted.
In Telford and Shropshire the Primary Care Trust (local health authority), has decided to restrict this information to your drugs and allergies. The information gets pulled off your GP records and uploaded to the National Spine computers.
If you don’t want this to happen, you need to send the practice a signed opt out form which you can download below.
Please understand that it is your choice, and you may decide that you want to decline.
- The NHS Care Records Service Information Line on 0845 603 8510 (seven days a week; 7am to 10pm) – calls from BT land lines will be charged at local rates.
- NHS Telford and Wrekin Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). Tel: 01952 580471
- Website information: www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk
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