Patient On-Line Access to Medical Records
Chet Valley Medical Practice currently offers patients the facility to book appointments and order repeat prescriptions online using a system called EMIS Patient Access.
NHS England now requires us to extend this service to enable patients to view a summary of their medical records.
If you would like to register, or you are already registered for Patient Access but now wish to have the facility to view your medical record summary added to your account, you will need to speak to one of our Receptionists to request an Application form and Information Leaflet. When you present with your completed Application Form you are also required to provide us with original forms of the following documents for identity purposes:
One VALID, in date form, photographic identification, for example
Photograph UK driving license
You will also need to bring one original document from the following list current within the last three months:
Bank/Credit Card/Building Society Statement
Council Tax Bill )
P60 ) Current Annual Document will be acceptable
If you have no form of photo identification from the above list, we will go through a vouching (confirmation) process.
We are requesting this ID to protect your security, and the privacy and confidentiality of your medical record.
Once your application has been approved by your usual GP you will be provided with the appropriate verification code to enable you to register and access the information.
Before Registering for On-Line Access to your medical records, things to consider:
Keeping your information safe and secure:
It is your responsibility to keep your medical information safe and secure.
There might be something you have forgotten about in your medical record that you might find upsetting.
Choosing to share your information with someone:
It is up to you whether or not your share your information with others, i.e. family members or carers.
It is your choice, but also your responsibility to keep your information safe and secure.
If you think you may be pressured into revealing details from your medical record to someone else against your will, it is advisable that you do not register for access at this time.
Your medical record is designed to be used and understood by clinical professionals to ensure that you receive the best possible care. Some of the information within your record may be very technical, and not easily understood.
Information about someone else:
If you notice anything in your record that is not about you, or if there are any errors, please log out of the system immediately and contact the Practice as soon as possible.
Once registered, you will have access to your medical summary, current and past medications, immunisations and allergies. However, this may be extended in the future to include additional information; please take this into account when requesting access to your record.