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Out of Area Treatment

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL8703, tabled on 18 June 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the context of unplanned admissions to hospitals by patients registered in Scotland, English hospitals are able to access an individuals patient's records for the purpose of admission and medical history; and if not, whether they propose to enable such arrangements.

Answered on

28 June 2018

We recognise that information and data sharing is essential to delivering high quality, integrated health and social care and this Government is committed to ensuring that data sharing is done safely, securely and legally.

There are currently no plans to allow the Summary Care Record to be accessed by English hospitals for patients who are registered with general practitioner surgeries in Scotland.