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GP Extended Access Hubs

The Extended Access Hubs open on Monday 1st October 2018 and are for patients of GP practices in the DocMed Federation.

Please contact your own surgery to book an appointment. To access this service you will need to agree to share your medical record with the hub clinician. Please see below for details about data sharing.

GP practices in South Northamptonshire are working together to provide services that give patients better access to primary care. To enable these services to work safely and effectively, clinicians seeing patients need to be able to access the patient health record.

About your health record:

Your health record is held by the GP practice you are registered with. Only authorised clinical staff will ever be able to access your health record and this will only happen when you seek clinical care.

Clinicians working in the Neighbourhood Access Hubs are using the same computer systems as your usual GP practice, with the same levels of security and confidentiality.

Being able to access your health record means that clinical staff will have important information about any relevant medical conditions and prescribed medication that could affect your treatment.

Your health record will also be updated after your clinical care, just as it would be if you visited your GP.


What if I do not want my health record shared?

If you have concerns about this sharing your health record and would rather wait to see your own GP practice, please say so. An alternative appointment will need to be made at your usual GP practice.

If your GP practice offers you a referral to an Extended Access Hub you can decline and ask for an appointment at your own GP practice instead.

Tell me more about how GPs are working more closely together...

Your GP practice works with other GP practices in the area and together they have formed the PML GP Federation.

The Federation was formed so that GP practices can more easily work together to improve the delivery of health and care services for the people registered with them, as well as for the wider community.

The PML Federation of GPs is a not-for-profit collaboration involving almost 50 GP practices in

Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire, and serving a population of over 500,000 registered patients.

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