In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 (COPI) notice, the Secretary of State for Health has directed that the following steps be taken:
- Temporarily removing the requirement for patients to provide prior explicit consent to share Additional Information through the Summary Care Record
- Enabling GP Connect for all GP practices nationally; this will enable NHS 111 to book telephone consultation appointments directly in to our clinical system.
Further details regarding Additional Information in the context of the Summary Care Record (SCR) are available here.
Further information from NHS digital on how data is responding to COVID 19 can be found here.