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General Practitioners

Question for Department of Health

UIN 25409, tabled on 2 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to ensure that out-of-hours GP services have access to patients' medical records.

Answered on

5 February 2016

Summary Care Records are being introduced to improve the safety and quality of patient care. The Summary Care Record is a single electronic record held centrally so will give healthcare staff faster, easier access to essential information and help to give patients safe treatment during an emergency or when their general practitioner (GP) surgery is closed.

55.06 million people have had a Summary Care Record created and the Summary Care Record is currently enabled in 102 out of 154 Out of Hours GP Services.

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