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ENRICHED SUMMARY CARE RECORD  (ESCR)

Most patients have a summary care record which shares important information between healthcare professionals such as medication, allergies and adverse reactions which is extremely useful if you are seen by another doctor other than  your own GP including hospital admissions.   There is now the enriched SCR which also includes important medical history and procedures, immunisations and anticipatory care information such as your wishes for emergency care or end of life plans.   This ESCR will be especially helpful when treating patients with urgent medical needs such as hospitals or by out of hours doctors.  It also saves  you having to try to remember what conditions you have plus any allergies and medications you take, especially important for elderly patients who may not remember as well as they used to.     

If you would like to have an ESCR, please let  us know and we will tick the box in your records. You may also be asked this question by our doctors or reception team in the future.   

Test Results

When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. If results are abnormal, we will contact you.  If they are normal, we won't but please feel free to contact us between 10am and 1pm to get the results.  If you have access to your records online, you will be able to see your own test results - another good reason to register to our online system.

Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results therefore it is your responsibility to check them and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor.

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release and it is recorded on their medical records, or if they are not capable of understanding them and you are registered as their carer.

If you are under the care of a hospital consultant and have had tests done during a clinic or hospital stay, please contact the consultant's secretary for the results. 

 
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