There is a move to share electronic healthcare records across Devon.
Brannam Medical Centre supports this sharing to allow local ambulances, hospitals or out of hours teams to securely access parts of your medical records.
You can choose not to share any information with anybody outside your GP Surgery. Speak to your GP's receptionist if you wish to opt out.
Help health and care staff make better decisions about your care and treatment.
All patients have a Summary Care Record (SCR), this contains important information such as;
medicines you take, allergies you have, medicines that make you ill
You might need to see a doctor or nurse who does not know you. If they do not know about your care, your SCR could;
Stop them making a mistake, because they can see your medicines, allergies or what medicines make you ill
Help them see your information straight away on a computer
Doctors and nurses treating you will ask if they can look at your SCR to help them treat you quickly and safely.
You can choose to have other useful information added to your SCR, including:
Your illnesses and any health problems
Operations and vaccinations you have had in the past
How you would like to be treated - such as where you would prefer to receive care
What support you might need
Who should be contacted for more information about you
If you think you want to add other useful information to your SCR, talk to someone at the Surgery. It will be added to your SCR and kept-up-to-date for you.
If there is information you don't want adding, please let the Surgery know.