IT Development

New contractual requirements came into force from the 1stApril 2014 requiring that GP Practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:

  1. GP to GP Record Transfers
  2. Patient access to their GP record


GP to GP Record Transfers

NHS England require practices to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers.

It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times.  If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England.  It can take your paper records up to two weeks to reach your new surgery.

With GP to GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.

GP to GP transfers will be active at the Health Care Complex in February 2015.

Patient  Access to Their GP Record

NHS England require all practices to offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print any summary information from their records relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and the patient.

The Health Care Complex will be putting arrangements into place for patients to view their records by January 2015.