Information used to support your care
When you see a doctor, nurse or any other health or social care professional, we ask you to share information about yourself. This helps us offer treatment and care adapted to your needs. We keep a record of relevant information, which may be written down or held on computer. This record is known as your health, medical or care record.
Your care record may include:
Different health and care professionals involved in your care may make their own notes, so you may have care records in different parts of the NHS and social care services.
In order to deliver the best integrated health and social care services to you in Sheffield we share relevant personal data between professionals involved in your care – this means sharing records between your GP, primary care, hospitals, out-of-hours, ambulance services (111 and 999) and other health and social care organisations including the Local Authority.
Sharing your records helps us to ensure you receive the safest, most appropriate care for you, and reduces the need for you to repeatedly tell your story.
“Our practice has decided to outsource our medical reporting to MediData, who will process your medical report using their system, eMR.
What is eMR/MediData?
MediData is a NHS Digital accredited company who have developed a digital system called
eMR, which enables GP practices to create digital, GDPR compliant medical reports.
eMR helps GP Surgeries with data security, speed and efficiency
eMR also helps you to easily see your medical data, stay in control of it and decide who you
want to share it with.
MediData has worked hard to develop their NHS GP IT Futures accredited technology, eMR,
which interfaces with our GP practice’s system to extract your medical record. This means you
can receive a full copy of that information securely and share it with others as you wish, keeping
your data safe.
If you wish to speak to a member of the MediData team regarding your medical report, or any
concerns you may have regarding your data, please contact MediData directly on:
Phone – 0333 3055 774
Email – email@example.com”
NHS and social care staff will ensure that all personal data is handled in a lawful manner.
Information about you is securely managed and controlled within Sheffield NHS and social care systems.
We won’t usually share your records with anyone who isn’t involved in your treatment, care or support.
You have the right to access your records – for more information please ask your care provider.
You have the right to opt out of your records being shared at any time. However, by not agreeing to share your records you may not always receive the best available service that meets your specific needs.
For Further Information
Please discuss with your GP, reception, or see the Sheffield CCG website: