Your Data, Privacy and the Law
This practice handles medical records according to the laws on data protection and confidentiality.
- We share medical records with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and event by event
- Some of your data is automatically copied to the Shared Care Summary Record
- We may share some of your data with local out of hours / urgent or emergency care services
- Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as Flu, Cervical cytology and Diabetes prevention
- Data about you, usually anonymised, is used to manage the NHS and make payments
- We share information when the law requires us to do so, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vulnerable people
- Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS
- We may also share medical records for medical research, but this will usually anonymised.
For more information, please click on the relevant link below:
- How We Use Your Health Records
- Request for Access to Records (SARs)
- Privacy Notice: Direct Care Emergencies
- Privacy Notice: National Screening Programs
- Privacy Notice: Payments
- Privacy Notice: Summary Care Record
- Privacy Notice: Research
- Privacy Notice: Risk Stratification
- Privacy Notice: Employees
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