Sharing your medical information

your care data

Sharing your medical history to local healthcare professionals

When we refer you to another health professional, such as a hospital Consultant or Physiotherapist we need to give them your medical history so that they are aware of your health and any medication you are taking.

The practice is also part of a local shared record scheme so that if you require urgent out of hours care those health professionals who will care for you can
view your GP health records.

If for any reason you do NOT wish us to share your medical history/records in
this way, please tell the Doctor at time of referral or inform the Healthcare Administration Team.

From May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are in force.

Here are the links to our privacy notices to give you more information on what we do with your information.

Privacy notice - for clinical care

Privacy notice - screening programmes

Privacy notice - for research

Privacy notice - legal reasons

Privacy- notice and data sharing for Improved Access

Data Opt Out Leaflet

Transparency Notice - Coronavirus (COVID-19) response

Transparency Notice - GPES Data for pandemic planning and research COVID 19

Data Sharing In & Sharing Out (SystmOne, electronic medical record)

Fair Processing Notice - SystmOne

Policy wording SystmOne configuration


The Devon and Cornwall Care Record

Litchdon Medical Centre is part of a new system that brings together patient data from a number of health and care systems and presents it as a single record.

The Devon and Cornwall Care Record enables frontline staff to see details held by GP practices, hospitals, hospices and other organisations across Devon and Cornwall, giving them a more complete view of a patient’s history.

For instance, imagine that you’ve attended A&E with an injury in the morning and been told to see your GP in the afternoon. Under the new system, the GP will be able to see what happened to you in A&E by the time they see you in the afternoon.

Having access to patients’ overall health and medical history will help health professionals identify problems more effectively and make quicker diagnoses.

They’ll be able to see what medication patients are taking, what they’ve taken in the past and if they have any allergies. As well as making treatment safer, this will provide patients with greater continuity of care.

The improved administration will save healthcare staff time chasing down information and spare patients the frustration of having to repeat themselves to various professionals throughout the system. It will also cut down on duplicate appointments and tests and reduce clinical errors. And, by using their time more efficiently, clinicians will be able to spend longer with patients.

You can find out more about the Devon and Cornwall Care Record at .

Patient Record Sharing Changes March 2020

We made some changes to how we share data back in March 2020 within the Barnstaple Alliance. For more information, please read the letter and privacy notice below.

Barnstaple Alliance Data Sharing Patient Letter

Privacy Notice - Barnstaple Alliance Data Sharing

Data protection queries can be raised directly with the Practice Manager at Litchdon or the appointed Data Protection Officer for Devon

Bex Lovewell, Data Protection Officer

Delt Shared Services Ltd

Building 2 - DELT

Derriford Business Park




More general information can be found on or NHS Digital IGA


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