Important update on data processing changes for practices using EMIS Web
From 10 June 2019 EMIS Web started migrating practice patient data storage to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
What does it mean?
A data processor acting on our behalf, EMIS Health, is changing certain technical aspects of the way in which it delivers services to us and as part of this transition it will be moving the data which it hosts on our behalf from its own data centre to a third party data centre, which is owned and operated by Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Delivery of the services is subject to the terms of the GP Systems of Choice Framework (GPSOC) which is managed by NHS Digital on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health.
As detailed above, the data (which includes special category data (i.e. health data) which is collected via our clinical IT system and which forms the patient’s medical record will be stored in a third party data centre (which will act on the instructions of EMIS Health, who in turn will act in accordance with instructions received from (or on behalf of) ourselves as the relevant controller pursuant to our call off contract under the GPSOC framework or as otherwise documented).
The Muswell Hill Practice.
From 23/12/19 - 3/1/20 all our doctor appointments will be reserved for on the day booking.
We still have access to book routine appointments at evenings and weekends at local federation hubs (please see below).
Did you know that you can get appointments at local practices in the evening and on weekends? We work with our local federation to be a part of this.
Check out this service video which gives the hub locations and explains the booking process for patients. Here is more information GP hub information.
The GP Hubs can help reduce the number of unnecessary A&E attendances and also provide more flexibility for patients, by offering both evening and weekend appointments.