Important - Parkwood Surgery will be partly closed on 3rd April 2023 from 08:30 to 14:30 and will re-open at 14:30. Please Dial 111 for urgent medical needs or 999 for emergencies.
Parkwood Drive, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2LD
Telephone: 01442 250 117
Sorry, we're currently closed. Please call NHS 111
New contractual requirements came into force from 1 April 2014 requiring that GP Practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:
The same contractual obligations require that we have a statement of intent regarding these developments in place and publicised by 30 September 2014.
Please find below details of the practices stance with regards to these points.
Please visit our Summary Care Record page for more information.
NHS England require practices to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration).
It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England. It can take your paper records up to two weeks to reach your new surgery.
With GP to GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.
The practice confirms that GP to GP transfers are already active and we send and receive patient records via this system.
We currently offer the facility for cancelling appointments and also for ordering your repeat prescriptions and viewing a summary of your medical records online. If you do not already have a user name and password for this system please ask the receptionist to provide you with one. If you require access to your records online please request this option when you log in to your account.
It is already a requirement of the Health and Social Care Act that practices must meet the reasonable data requirements of commissioners and other health and social care organisations through appropriate and safe data sharing for secondary uses, as specified in the technical specification for care data.
At our practice we have specific arrangements in place to allow patients to “opt out” of care data. Data which allows for the removal of data from the practice. Please see the page about care data on our website.
The Practice confirms these arrangements are in place and that we undertake annual training and audits to ensure that all our data is handled correctly and safely via the Information Governance Toolkit.