Sharing Information with Hospitals and Other Services Emergency Care Summary (ECS):
For most patients, we send a list of recently prescribed medication and allergies to hospitals and the out-of-hours GP service; this is called the Emergency Care Summary and is a national programme across Scotland. In keeping with other GP practices, we assume you consent to this information being sent. It is however possible for you to withdraw consent – please contact the practice if you do not wish your data to be sent in this way.
Key Information Summary (KIS):
We ask some patients, usually with one or more medical conditions, if we can send extra information to the GP out-of-hours service and hospitals in order to make their care safer. We would usually send this information only with consent from the patient.
We can send extra details about recent treatment, medications and the care arrangements you have at home. We can also include your wishes about any future treatment. We normally update these messages at least once a year. If you have been asked by us about a KIS, you can discuss with your GP what information you think it would be useful for them to add, and they can show you what information is sent.