Your Records & Test Results

Test results and records online - we use 'Patient Access'

We use an online portal called Patient Access which gives you the abiliity to see your own patient record. This includes

  • Your medication and repeat prescriptions
  • Test results
  • Allergies
  • Immunisations
  • Documents including letters

You can also use the system to securely share parts of your medical record with others. 

Waiting for test results?

If you have had tests at the Nightingale Practice and have not been recalled, this usually means your test results are normal and don’t need further action.  However, you can check your results using Patient Access, without making an appointment.

 Keeping your information secure

Because it is important to keep this information private, you will need to register to use the service with us first. See the links below

Emergency Care Summary

There is a Central NHS Computer System called the Emergency Care Summary (ECS). The Emergency Care Summary is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. It will contain information on your medications and allergies.

Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held securely on central NHS databases.   

As with all systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.

On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. If you don’t want an Emergency Care Summary to be made for you, tell your GP surgery. Don’t forget that if you do have an Emergency Care Summary, you will be asked if staff can look at it every time they need to. You don’t have to agree to this.