There is a contractual requirement to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices when a patient registers or de-registers. 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 several weeks for your paper records to reach your new surgery. With GP to GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.
Harptree Surgery has already activated GP2GP transfers and we send and receive patient records via this system.