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Care Data


My Care Record allows health and care professionals directly involved in your care, access to information about your health and treatment.

The people caring for you need to access your record in order to make the best decisions about your diagnosis and treatment. This could include GPs, hospital-based clinicians, nurses, health visitors and social workers.

For this to happen more quickly and to improve the care you receive, a new process has been put in place using existing computer systems. This allows your information to be accessed by health and care clinicians and professionals within local health and care organisations that are providing you with care.


This is not about sharing your record. It’s about health and care clinicians and professionals accessing and viewing relevant and appropriate information relevant to your care and treatment


The organisations that could be involved in the service are:


West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

GP Practices in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

East of England Ambulance Service

Herts Urgent Care (HUC)

Out of hours providers (such as HUC)

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


You are in control and can change your mind at any time to limit who accesses your information.


However, if you do not want your information to be made available, please complete this form and return it to the surgery

My Care Record Opt Out Form

By opting out, health and care professionals will not be able to see your health and care history such as medications and previous investigations and treatments

To read the MCR Fair Processing Notice and the benefits of My Care Record please click the PDF Link below

Fair Processing Notice

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 


How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery.

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