We are now in the delayed phase of our response to COVID-19. This entails significant changes to how we identify and manage potential cases of COVID-19. Advice for NHS organisations is now as follows:
1. The public are being advised to stay at home self-isolate for 10 days if develop symptoms OR 14 days if any household develops symptoms without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases, if they have:
a. A new continuous cough
b. High temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher)

c. Loss/change to sense of smell/taste


Statement of intent - IT requirement

New contractual requirements mean that GP practices should make a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:

  • Summary Care Record (SCR)
  • GP to GP record transfers
  • Patient online access to their GP record

Summary Care Record (SCR)

Kilmeny Group Medical practice confirm that SCR are updated automatically via our clinical system on a daily basis

GP to GP Record Transfers  

NHS England requires all practises to use the electronic GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between GP practices when a patient changes practice.

Kilmeny Group Medical Practice confirms that GP to GP record transfers are now in place.

Patient Online Access to their GP record

NHS England requires practices to offer the facility to enable patients to access online appointments, prescriptions, allergies and adverse reactions before 31 March 2015.

Online appointment booking and cancelling and prescriptions are already in place. Kilmeny Group Medical Practice confirms that access to medical records is now in place. 

Click here fore more information on NHS systems

Data Protection

Record keeping in the practice is computerised.  The practice is registered with the data protection agency.  We take our responsibilities for keeping your records private, very seriously. Your medical records are kept on a strictly confidential basis. You have a right of access to your medical records.

Access to your medical records by clinicians outside the team (for example hospital doctors) is only with your explicit consent.  Access to other agencies, for example solicitors and insurance companies is only with your written consent. 

Click here for more information on the Data Protection Act

Care.Data is a programme of work led by NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre which will bring together securely, health and social care information from different settings in order to see what’s working really well in the NHS – and what we could be doing better. Using data in this way is known as data sharing for purposes beyond direct care, and the information will only be shared if it will benefit patient care.

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Violence Statement 

The practice has a zero tolerance policy to violent and abusive behaviour from patients towards any member of the practice team or any persons present on the practice premises or the place where treatment is being provided.  

Patients behaving in such a manner will be asked to leave the premises and will be removed from the practice list

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