The practice is registered with the information commissioners office under the data protection act.
We may share your personal information with other NHS organisations where this is appropriate for your healthcare.
In other circumstances we may approach you for specific consent to release personal information to third parties.
Information will not normally be released to other family members without signed written patient consent
In some circumstances there are statutory or ethical obligations to disclose information to others (such as public health issues) which may not require your consent; however you may be consulted about these in advance.
All staff have access to your medical and personal details which is required in relation to their roles, and have completed confidentiality agreements.
The Data Protection Act 1998 (Section 7) specifies the rights of access of the Data Subject.
All requests for access must be in writing. A fee of between £10 and £50 may apply depending on the type of information you require or how the information is held.
A response will be provided as soon as possible and in any event within 40 days. Where an application is declined, a reason will be given. In some circumstances, some parts of your record may be withheld.
For further information regarding the law on information and data protection you can visit the information commissioners website at http://www.ico.org.uk if you do not have internet access the practice will be happy to print off any information you require from this site.
NHS England- How information about you helps NHS England to provide better care
Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care. It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best. Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services.
You have the right to prevent confidential information about you from being shared or used for any purpose other than providing your care, except in special circumstances. Inform your GP practice and ask that they make a note of this on your medical record.
Sharing Your Medical Information – Patient Leaflet
This leaflet explains why we collect information about you, the ways in which this information may be used and who we may share this information with to help care for you.
If, after having read our Sharing Your Medical Information leaflet, you wish to prevent your personal information being used outside this GP practice for purposes other than your individual care, you can register a Type 1 Opt-out form with us.
If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out with us please complete the form found on page 5 of the leaflet and return to the practice for us to process. You can register a Type 1 Opt-out form at any time. You can also change your mind at any time and withdraw a Type 1 Opt-out.