Your medical records are held confidentially by SAMC. Under certain circumstances you, and others authorised by you, may have access to these records.
The types of access are explained below.
We offer an online service that enables you to book or cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions and change some of your personal details. This service also allows you to view a basic summary of your GP medical record; it includes information relating to currentmedication, allergies and adverse reactions.
You can also request to see additional information from your record online - this is called the detailed medical record.
This service is available to all patients over 16 years of age; the level of access to your medical record is determined by the practice.
There are circumstances where we can share information from your medical records with other medical professionals and third parties but only with your written permission:
Subject Access Request (SAR)
Enables you or another person (with your written permission e.g. insurance company or a solicitor) to be given access to your records. A request to view or to have a print out of either your computerised or full paper records is referred to as a Subject Access request.
Summary Care Record (SCR)
Enables other medical professionals such as A&E hospitals, NHS 111 and the ambulance service who are directly involved in your care, to see the medicines you are taking, your allergies and any bad reactions you may have to certain medicines. It is advisable that you have an SCR to provide key information about your care however you may choose to opt out.
To access this service: at the time that you registered as a patient at SAMC, you were offered the chance to ‘opt out’ or not. You can check your status by contacting Reception.
Enhanced Care Record (ECR)
You may choose to have additional information included in your SCR, such as your illnesses and health problems, operations and vaccinations, how you would like to be treated, what support you might need and who should be contacted for more information about you.
To access this service: you will need to provide written consent for this if it is recommended for you after discussion with your GP.