Your GP and your pharmacy might share your medical data with other healthcare providers. Another doctor or pharmacy may want to have access to your data to be able to help you quickly, properly and safely, for instance. Your medical data are shared through the LSP (National Exchange Point). But only if you agree to it. This leaflet explains how this all works. And how you may give permission to having your data be shared.
Your GP and pharmacy are aware of your medical problems. This allows them to help you quickly, properly and safely. But should you urgently have to visit another doctor or pharmacy or be treated by a specialist doctor in a hospital or other healthcare institution, it is important that this other doctor or pharmacy has access to your primary medical data to also be able to help you quickly, properly and safely. It also prevents you from having to provide your medical data each and every time.
Your GP and pharmacy may connect their computer systems to the LSP (National Exchange Point), which is a secure and reliable system. They can share the most important medical data through the LSP. Another doctor or pharmacy has access to those medical data via the LSP by using a secure pass and password. But only if you agree to it. And when necessary for your treatment. Your medical data are not stored at a central location. They remain stored on the computer systems of your GP and pharmacy.
Healthcare insurers, company doctors and employers have no access to your medical data. Other doctors or pharmacies may only access your medical data if this is necessary for them to be able to help you quickly, properly and safely.
A tracking overview is available on the website Volgjezorg website www.volgjezorg.nl
Healthcare providers only have access to the most important medical data via the LSP. GPs have access to:
A specialist doctor in the hospital or other healthcare institution only has access to information on possible allergies, medication and hypersensitivity. This also applies to other pharmacies.
There are three different ways to give permission:
You have to give permission to your GP and pharmacy separately. If you visit multiple pharmacies, please give each pharmacy permission separately. But you may also decide to give permission only to your GP or only to your pharmacy.
Should there be certain medical data you do not want to have shared through the LSP, this can be arranged. Consult with your GP and pharmacy.
What if you do not give your permission? In that case, other healthcare providers cannot access your data via the LSP. Not even in case of an emergency. If you do give permission, your GP and/or pharmacy shares your medical data through the LSP. You yourself decide whether to give permission or not. You can withdraw your permission at any time. Discuss the matter with your GP or pharmacy. Or visit www.volgjezorg.nl.