Whenever you access health and care services a record will be kept about you. These records can be both electronic and paper and may be stored at places such as your GP practice, local hospital or social care services.
Often the professionals treating you need to share information in order to make the best decisions about your care. In the past information from your records could only be shared by letter, fax or phone which at times could be slow.
The information in the leaflet below explains two ways in which we share your information electronically with other organisations involved in your care via the Stockport Health and Care Record (SHCR) and also the Summary Care Record, and the differences between the two.
Stockport Health and Care Record + Summary Care Record Information Leaflet
What if I don't want my information to be shared?
At any point, you can say ‘no’ to any professional who asks for permission to view your information.
You are also able to opt out separately of having a Stockport Health and Care Record and/or a Summary Care Record. However, this will mean that in an emergency the professionals helping you may not have all the information they need to make the best decisions about your care.
If you would like to opt out, you can download both of the Patient Decision Forms below, or you can call into the surgery.
Both of these forms should be read in conjunction with the above information leaflet.
Stockport Health and Care Record Decision Form
Summary Care Record Decision Form