Beeston Village Surgery

James Reed House, Beeston, Leeds LS11 8PN
Tel: 0113 2720720

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Privacy Notice

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Summary Care Record (SCR) – Patient Information

A Summary Care Record is an electronic record that’s stored at a central location. As the name suggests, the record will not contain detailed information about your medical history, but will only contain important health information, such as:

• whether you’re taking any prescription medication
• whether you have any allergies
• whether you’ve previously had a bad reaction to any medication

Access to your Summary Care Record will be strictly controlled. The only people who can see the information will be healthcare staff directly involved in your care who have a special smart card and access number (like a chip-and-pin credit card).

Healthcare staff will ask your permission every time they need to look at your Summary Care Record. If they cannot ask you, e.g. because you’re unconscious, healthcare staff may look at your record without asking you. If they have to do this, they will make a note on your record

You have a choice.

If you are happy for your information to be uploaded then you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff at reception who will provide you with an opt-out form. More information can be found by clicking here.

Please be aware that if you chose to opt out of SCR, of the Enhanced Data Sharing Model (eDSM), you must request that separately

Please see the practice privacy notice for further information.

Click Here to see Summary Care Record

Click Here to see Easy Read Summary Care Record

Leeds Care Record

Leeds Care Record is a new confidential computer record containing your health and social care information from your GP, hospital, social care or other medical records.

What kind of information will be shared?

  • Problem diagnosis list: so health and social care professionals have a complete record of your care
  • Medications: so everyone treating you knows what medicines you have been prescribed
  • Allergies: to make sure you are not given medicine that might give you an adverse reaction
  • Test results: to speed up your treatment and care
  • Referrals, clinic letters and discharge information: to make sure the people caring for you have all the information they need about other treatment you are having elsewhere.
  • Address and telephone number: your up to date contact details

Can anybody see my records?


Only care professionals directly involved in your care will see your Leeds Care Record.  It will not be shared with anyone who is not providing your treatment, care or support.  Your details will not be made public, passed on to a third party not directly involved in your care or used for advertising.

How do I know my Record is secure?

By law, everyone working in, or for the NHS and adults’ and children’s social care must respect your privacy and keep your information safe.  The Leeds Care Record is held on a secure computer system by the NHS in Leeds.   The system records everyone who looks at a patient record, the time and date of access and the information they viewed.  Data protection laws are clear and are taken seriously. Patient records are regularly checked that your record is only viewed by people who need to see it.

Can I assess my Leeds Care Record?


Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you can request access to all your information that organisations hold about you, including copies of paper, electronic and combined health records.

Can I opt out of my records being shared?


You can choose not to have a Leeds Care Record, but sharing your medical and social care information will make it easier to provide the best care and support for you.
If you would like to opt out or have any queries please contact:

Tel: 0113 2064 2013.
Email: [email protected]
Leeds Care Record
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
St James’s University Hospital,  Beckett Street
Leeds LS9 7TF

Please see the practice privacy notice for further information.

Click Here to see Leeds Care Record

Click Here to see Easy Read Leeds Care Record

Click Here to see Summary Care Record Consent Form