eDSM -sharing medical information

eDSM- stands for the Extended Data Sharing Model, which is a way of sharing medical information between various healthcare providers with whom the patient is in contact. 

Our practice uses a secure electronic health records system called SystmOne.  With your permission, this system can allow us to share  full health record held here with other healthcare services which provide care for you.  These other services will also ask your permission to view your record.

Many organisations locally use SystmOne. This includes many GP practices, clinics. community services and hospitals.  Sharing your health record will help us all to deliver the best level of care for you, because, wherever you go, the doctors and nurses will be able to see what has already happened to you, the medicines you are on and what you are allergic to.  It's a much safer way to carry out healthcare.

Sharing OUT - this controls whether your information recorded at a practice or clinic can be shared out into your "pool" (but no-one else can see it yet)

Sharing IN - this controls whether or not other specific healthcare staff caring for you - say, at a clinic, - can view the information in your "pool" and thus see important medical information about you.

We hope you will agree to share in and out.  We think it will make life safer for you, minimise delays - for example, in finding out the results of tests and make it easier for us to deliver high-quality care to you safely and effectively.

We would like you to choose to share your medical information both out and in, for maximum benefit to you. We will records your choices in your medical records when you next attend the surgery.

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