Important - NHS services across the North West are experiencing extremely high demand at the moment – this includes GP practices and the 111 service which are both extremely busy. If you need advice for an every-day illness or injury, please either contact your local pharmacy for help or look at the self-care advice that’s available on-line from the NHS at www.nhs.uk. If you want to check your symptoms, there is an on-line symptom checker available at 111.nhs.uk, which will re-direct you to a health professional if you need to be seen by someone. If you have persistent symptoms that are not getting better, contact your practice for advice
Pasture Road Health Centre, Pasture Road, Moreton Wirral, CH46 8SA
Telephone: 0151 522 0099
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Moreton Health Clinic, 8-14 Chadwick Street, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 7XA | Telephone: 0151 522 0099
Please click on the link below to view our Practice Charter where we have detailed what the Practice aims to deliver to our Patients and what we ask from patients registered with our Practice
New contractual requirement came into force from 1 April 2014 requiring that GP Practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:
The same contractual obligations require that we have a statement of intent regarding these developments in place and publicised by 30 September 2014.
Please find below details of the Practices stance with regards to these points.
Summary Care Record (SCR)
There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it will contain just your medications and allergies.
Later on as the central NHS computer system develops, (known as the ‘Summary Care Record’ – SCR), other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.
Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.
As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.
On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the Summary Care Record have agreed with doctors’ leaders that new patients registering with this practice should be able to decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System.
For existing patients it is different in that it is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out.
GP to GP Record Transfers
NHS England requires Practices to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between Practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration).
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 transferred 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.
Moreton Group Practice confirms that GP to GP transfers are already active and we send and receive patient records via this system.
Patient Online Access to Their GP Record
NHS England requires practices to promote and offer the facility to enable patient’s online access to appointments, prescriptions, allergies and adverse reactions, or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31 March 2015.
We currently offer the facility for booking and cancelling appointments and also for ordering your repeat prescriptions on-line. This is done by collecting a personal pin number at reception and activating your registration via our Practice Website Moreton Group Practice
By March 2015, we will offer patients the facility to view, export or print summary information from their records relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the Practice and the Patient.
The Practice has met the intention stated above and details of our online access services are detailed in the document below.
Data for Commissioning and Other Secondary Care Purposes
It is already a requirement of the Health & Social Care Act that Practices must meet the reasonable data requirements of commissioners and other health and social care organisations through appropriate and safe data sharing for secondary care usage, as specified in the technical specification for care data.
At Moreton Group Practice we have specific arrangements in place to allow patients to “opt out” of care.data which allows for the removal of data from the Practice. Please contact the surgery if you require further information or for the forms to “opt out”.
Moreton Group Practice confirms these arrangements are in place and that we undertake training and audits to ensure that all our data is handled correctly and safely via the Information Governance Toolkit.