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On-line Medical Record

Online Medical Record Viewing System (MRV)

See below for information on how to register for online record access.

Existing users click here https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/ to access your record.

Online Medical Record Access Guide

What is it?

This is a way you can view your GP medical record over the internet from a computer – free of charge.

Your practice is now offering you the opportunity to use the internet to securely view your electronic medical information (electronic medical record) in a way that is easy to use. This will give you useful links to approved information such as patient information leaflets about diseases, tests, investigations, support groups and medications etc. There are also links to websites such as Patient.co.uk where you can find additional information to help you understand and educate yourself about what you read in your health record.

What are the advantages for me?

If you are waiting for results you will see them as soon as they are added to your record and you will not have to ring the surgery.

You can choose to share your records with those treating you anywhere in the NHS, and anywhere in the world. You may also wish to share your records with family members.

You can look up your list of immunisations.

Accessing your record on computer will help you to understand and make use of the information in your records.

Access can lead to discussions with your health professionals and helps encourage a more open and honest relationship.

What can I see on the Online Medical Record viewing system?

The system allows you to view the following areas of your medical record:

  • A summary that gives you the most important and recent entries in your health record.
  • Consultations* including: date, practitioner seen, reason for visit, history, examination, outcome, investigations, etc.
  • Medical Record showing diagnoses, investigations, and procedures
  • Allergies.
  • Patient Information Leaflets linked from the diagnoses in the medical record section.
  • Results showing all investigations such as blood results, liver tests, blood pressure etc.
  • Vaccinations.
  • Medications.
  • Letters to and from the GP*.

*Please note, some practices choose to hide free text from within the consultation and letters to and from the GP. This reduces the small chance of you viewing something within the record that may concern or upset you. For further information please contact you practice. Under The Data Protection Act 1998 your practice may refuse access to all or part of your health records.

What are the risks for me?

There may be something in your record that you do not want to be reminded about.

Some terms may be difficult to understand as the notes are made by doctors and nurses for each other. There will be links to explanations to help you.

Test results that are abnormal and are added to your record say, on a Friday, may worry you over the weekend if you cannot see the doctor or nurse to discuss them.

Can I view my child’s record?

Most practices allow parents to access their child’s records up until they are 12 years old. Should you wish to access your child’s records beyond their twelfth birthday you need to discuss this with your practice.

Can I alter the record?

No. This is a ‘read only’ facility. You can however, print off details to take to e.g. a hospital appointment. If you think that there is something that needs to be changed, you will need to contact the surgery.

What about security?

Record access has the same level security as online banking. A hacker would only be able to see one page at a time. Nothing changes with the way your medical information is stored. Your information will remain under the control of your GP as it does now. And like online banking you control viewing by using your PIN and pass words. You will be responsible for keeping your log in details safe.

Logging off or a power failure will clear all the information on your computer system.

Will my data be sold on to private health companies?

No, The Data Protection Act (1988) states that your personal data can only be used with your explicit permission.

What if I don’t want to register to use this System?

If you do not want to register to use this system you can still use all the practices’ services exactly as before. Your decision not to register will not affect your treatment or your relationship with your GP practice in any way.

Getting started

To be able to use the system you must have access to a PC or smart phone with internet access. You must then register, by taking in photo ID to your practice and signing an enrolment form to say you have read and understood this Record Access Guide before you start using the system.

Steps to access your online medical record:
  1. Ask at reception for an Online Medical Record Access Guide Online Medical Record Access Guide. Then complete enrolment form Enrolment Form and hand in to reception (you will then be given a Signup Registration Form)
  2. Follow the instructions on your Signup Registration Form
  3. Sign in to Emis Access as normal
  4. Click on ‘Your Medical Record’
  5. Enter two randomly requested digits from your Medical Record Viewer Passcode (which you’ll create on the enrolment form)
Click here for tips on how to use the MRV system Patient User Guide.

If you need any help with the registration process please contact us on:

myrecordlewisham@gmail.com



 
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