Oxford’s ‘Out-of-hours’ GP record sharing initiative
King Edward St Medical Practice is part of an organisation called OxFed (Oxford Federation for General Practice and Primary Care). All 20 Oxford city GP practices have joined OxFed.
OxFed was set up in 2015 by local GPs to help GP practices and primary care teams to work together to improve the health and care of people of all ages and backgrounds who live, study or work in Oxford.
The federation aims to:
- provide safe, effective and person-centred healthcare for the community;
- support collaborative working between its member practices and other organisations;
- help practices share administration, management and other resources to improve the sustainability of general practice and the local NHS;
- enhance the stability of its member practices, and;
- improve the training & professional development of the teams working in our member practices.
OxFed has launched a new ‘Out-of-Hours’ GP record sharing initiative. This makes it possible for the health professionals working from the ‘out-of-hours’ health centres in Oxford or Abingdon, to view (with your permission) your GP medical record when we are closed.
King Edward St Medical Practice is pleased to be part of this initiative because we think this will help patients receive safer, better coordinated care when we are closed. However, if you are worried about confidentiality you can opt-out of sharing your medical record in this way.
To find out how it will affect you please click on the link below: Oxfed Patient Information Leaflet
If you would like to find out more about how this initiative compares to other local and national information sharing systems, please take a look at this helpful table comparing the different NHS information sharing systems.
If you would like more information please ask one of our receptionists.
To find out more about OxFed go to their website: http://oxfed.uk