Access to medical records

The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Please contact the Practice Manager for further information.

Patient confidentiality

All staff sign the Confidentiality Agreement contract. We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible care.

This information may be used for management and audit purposes. However, it is usually only available to, and used by, those involved in your care. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your records please contact the Practice Manager.

GMS / PMS 2015-16 Contractual Requirement for Patient Online Service

Granta Medical Practices offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print detailed coded information held in their own records as soon as our Clinical System Provider (SystmOne) provide this facility. The functionality for detailed record access to coded data has not yet been released, but is in the final stages of assurance. We will implement full access as soon as we are able to do so

This practice currently offers the facility for patients:

  • to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online
  • to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances
  • to view online, export or print summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient
  • to view online, export or print summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient

Summary Care Records (SCRs)

NHS Cambridgeshire has introduced Summary Care Records (SCRs) to all General Practices. The SCR will be populated initially with information about any medication you take and any allergies you may have. This will enable other health care providers such as out-of-hours organisations and hospitals to access this important information if you give them your permission at the time. The information can only be accessed by authorised NHS personnel and your permission will be sought at the time before your record is accessed.

All patients will have received a letter in summer 2014 and newly registered patients are given information as they register.

Medical education

Linton Health Centre is a training practice and will often have GP Registrars attached to the practice for general practice training. A GP Registrar is a fully qualified doctor undertaking further training in order to practice as a GP. Part of the training involves assessing communication skills and video recording of some consultations is an important part of this assessment. Permission is always sought beforehand and refusal will not offend in any way. After the consultation you have the option to change your mind and have the recording cleared

We are also involved in the teaching of medical students from the University of Cambridge Medical School and student nurses from Anglia Ruskin University. You will always have the option to refuse to have students present and refusal will not offend in any way.

Sawston Medical Centre
London Road
Sawston
Cambridge CB22 3HU

Appointments: 01223 727555

Linton Health Centre
Coles Lane
Linton
Cambridge CB21 4JS

Appointments: 01223 892555

Sawston Medical Practice and Linton Health Centre, two of the largest practices in South Cambridgeshire, merged to form Granta Medical Practices on 1st April 2016.