Yes, you should still make a deduction request for a patient as you did before.
You do not need to order labels when a deduction request is received. Labels will be generated automatically when the patient is registered with a new GP Practice and a label will be delivered to you via CitySprint with your usual records delivery.
When medical records are being delivered to your practice by CitySprint, you will no longer receive a notification flag from your local system to alert you that the records are on the way. NHAIS will no longer be updated to track records movements, and they therefore won’t be updated on your system. You will still need to edit the medical record status on your system to Received when they have been delivered.
When we roll out our new collection and delivery network, you’ll see this information in the Records section of our PCSE Online – this will give you the current record status (Requested, In Progress, Ready for Collection, Collected, Delivered) of all your record movements. Medical records will be scanned by CitySprint on collection and delivery to update the information in the portal and track the movement.
New registrants include babies, patients recently arrived from overseas and any other patients who have an NHS number allocated for the first time at the point of registration.
All new registrants to the NHS will be issued a new Lloyd George envelope that will be sent to the GP with whom they registered. This will arrive on your usual weekly courier delivery that delivers and picks up your records requested for movement / transfer.
PCSE will then send a new registration letter directly to the patient’s home address.
Replacement registration letters or medical cards are not provided. If a patient needs their NHS number, they can get this from their current GP.
The distribution of new medical record envelopes for patients registering with a GP practice for the first time will recommence shortly.
It is likely that the change is still being processed on our system, through SPINE. It can take some time for the change to be validated, so please wait a few days and check the system again. If it is still not visible, then please contact us.
You may have a received a deduction for this patient because they have registered with another GP Practice shortly after registering with your Practice.
The urgent request form can be downloaded here. You should use this form if your request is clinically urgent, or if the request is in relation to adoption; gender re-assignment; witness protection; or a safeguarding investigation.
We will prioritise requests made using this form.
Completed forms should be emailed to: PCSE.firstname.lastname@example.org from an nhs.net email address. Please put ‘Urgent record request’ in the email subject line.
We can then arrange for the patient’s previous GP to fax or email the clinically urgent information to your practice. For information governance reasons, we can only accept and send emails containing patient information from nhs.net email accounts. We will also ask the practice to release the paper medical record in their next CitySprint collection.
Please note, this urgent request process doesn’t necessarily accelerate the time it will take to move the paper record.
If you have any queries on this new process, please email us at PCSE.email@example.com and put ‘Urgent record request’ in the email subject line.
We do not have access to patient summary sheets or medical information so are unable to assist with this issue.
For ‘Records In’ the definitions are as follow:
For records out, the definitions are as follows: