Sharing your GP record

Making your GP record available

To improve care your GP information will be made securely available to other professionals involved in your care. This is called implied consent.* You may be asked if you are happy to share your record. This is called explicit consent.

Giving permission to view your record

When you see another care professional like a community nurse or hospital doctor, they will ask for your permission to view your GP record. You can decline.

If you are unconscious for example in an emergency situation a health professional may access your record without permission if it is deemed in your best interests to provide care.

* If you have previously opted-out, your GP record will not be available.

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  • If you would like give explicit consent or dissent for your record to be shared please click here.


Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG)

From time to time it is helpful for us to be able to share information about your health and care requirements with other health organisations that are responsible for some of your health care. Across Nottinghamshire a system called MIG (Medical Interoperability Gateway) enables us to share relevant medical information, on a view only basis, with clinicians in other healthcare organisations who are involved with your care; for example the Out of Hours team and local A&E departments.

Sharing of information in this way is designed to ensure that the healthcare professional looking after you has the most relevant information to enable them to provide you with the most appropriate care. The type of information shared is restricted and includes a summary of current problems, current medication, allergies, recent tests, diagnosis, procedures, investigations, risks and warnings – all this information is currently held in your GP system record.

Whenever a clinician from another healthcare organisation wishes to view your record they will always seek your permission before doing so; if you say “NO” they will not be able to see any information from your GP record during the episode of care.