How We Use Your Information

SCR – Summary Care Record (SCR)

All the settings where you receive health care keep their own medical records about you. These places can often only share information from your records by letter, fax or phone. At times, this can delay information sharing and this can impact decision making and slow down treatment.

The Summary Care Record is a copy of key information held in your GP record. It provides authorised healthcare staff with faster, secure access to essential information about you – when you need unplanned care or when your GP practice is closed. The availability of Summary Care Records will improve the safety and quality of your care.

Please click on the link below to learn more about the Summary Care Record and how some of your information is shared within the NHS:

SCR Patient Leaflet (.pdf)


Your GP practice holds copies of your patient health record electronically and in paper format. Both contain the healthcare information about you that your GP needs including your medical history, medications, allergies, immunisations and vaccinations.

If you have previously registered with a different GP in England, upon registering at this practice your electronic health record will, where possible, be transferred automatically from your previous practice through the use of an NHS system called GP2GP.

Please click on the link below to learn more about GP2GP:

GP2GP Leaflet HSCIC 1014 (.pdf)

How your health information is used in Southwark

Health services collect and hold information about patients so that they can provide better health care and develop better health care services. For example this could be previous medication you have taken or when you had an operation.

Please click on the link below to learn more about this:

Leaflet - how GPs use and share your health information (.pdf)


Local Care Record

Blackfriars Medical Practice is now part of an exciting initiative developed by the Southwark & Lambeth Integrated Care Team (SLIC) called the Local Care Record. This allows staff directly involved in your medical care to view the records held by the local hospitals and vice versa. Those hospitals are Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, King’s College Hospital and the South London and Maudsley Hospital.

Please click on the link below to learn more about this:

Local Care Record - Key Facts

Local Care Record - Opt Out Form

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