What is Care.data?

Care.data is a forthcoming extract of patient data commissioned by NHS England. The intention of the scheme is to make increased use of the information in medical records in order to improve the quality of care for patients. The service is one of the first initiatives to use the powers of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (HSCA), which allows the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), in certain circumstances, to extract confidential information from GP practices without the need to seek patient consent.

Further details are available here: Sharing your data with the NHS - Health records - NHS Choices

FAQs for patients

If you do not want information that identifies you to be shared outside your GP practice, you can ask to make a note of this in your medical record. This is called an objection. Please fill out and return this form.

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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act gives the general right of access to all types of recorded information held by the practice. The intention of the Act is to encourage a spirit of openness and transparency in the NHS and the whole public sector. Our organisation aims to fully support this.

Summary Care Records

A Summary Care Record is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

From February 2014 Healthcare staff will be able to access this information when caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.

Summary Care Record leaflet

IT/Electronic Patient Records

The Cross Keys Practice has issued a statement of intent, click here for more details.

My Care Record

This is a new approach in Bucks to sharing patient records between clinicians and other professionals who may provide your care.

Please see this leaflet for more information.

FAQ for patients.




This is a secure electronic system for transferring patient notes from one practice to another. The system is triggered by you registering or de-registering at a GP Practice. All GP practice's will be signed up by 31st March 2015 or have a plan in place. They will then receive your notes electronically showing your last year consultations, medication and allergies.

The Cross Keys Practice has been actively using GP2GP since April 2013.

More info at:  http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/gp2gp


Patient access to your clinical electronic record

Patients are now able to access their clinical electronic record. If you would like this access, please come in to Reception and complete the relevant form. You will need to bring in a form of photographic ID and a form of additional ID showing your address in order to obtain your ID and password.