Satellite Hubs

Privacy Policy

Primary Care Sheffield operates a number of extended access satellite hubs across Sheffield, which operate 6pm-10pm Monday to Friday and 10am-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Our satellite hubs are based in the following surgeries: Sloan Medical Centre, Woodhouse Health Centre, The Crookes Practice and The Health Care Surgery.

The information we access

You will be referred to our satellite hubs from either your GP practice, Sheffield GP Collaborative or from 111. We will ask your consent to view your GP medical record when you present at the hub and prior to accessing your record. Providing you give consent, we will then be able to see your full GP record or, where you are registered outside of Sheffield, we will be able to view your Summary Care Record.

The information we hold

We will not retain access to your GP record after discharging you from our service, but we will be able to see entries that we have made during the consultation. We will retain access to these episodes of care for the purpose of clinical audit and service improvement. These records help to provide you and others with the best possible healthcare.

Records we may hold about you include:

  • Your age, contact details and next of kin
  • Details of your appointments within the satellite hubs
  • Records about your health, illness, treatment and care from consultations within the satellite hubs
  • Results of investigations, like laboratory tests, x-rays, etc. made or received by the satellite hubs
  • Information provided directly to us from other health professionals including your GP and 111 when making a referral to us.

Additional Information Sharing from our Satellite Units

In addition to the general details of information sharing detailed on page 2 of this leaflet, our Satellite Units are specifically required to share information for the following purposes:

Discharge to your registered GP

Unless you decline consent, we will share information from any consultations in the satellite units with your registered GP practice.

Referral for investigation / Two Week Wait Referrals

With your consent, we will pass information on to Secondary Care where we deem it appropriate to refer you for further investigation. Whilst we will not make routine referrals, with your consent, we will make urgent Two Week Wait referrals during consultation if deemed appropriate.

Data Retention

Access to your GP records will be stopped when you are discharged from the service (same day) but we will retain access to entries we have made during your consultation and approach the management of patient records in line with the Records Management NHS Code of Practice for Health and Social Care which sets the required standards of practice in the management of records for those who work within or under contract to NHS organisations in England, based on current legal requirements and professional best practice.