GDPR & Your Data

How we use your medical records

  • This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.
  • We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.
  • In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill.
  • We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe.
  • You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record.
  • You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.
  • You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.

Practice Privacy Notices

Practice Privacy Notice 1

Provision of direct care

Practice Privacy Notice 2

Medical Research and national clinical audits

Practice Privacy Notice 3

Medical Research and national clinical audits

Practice Privacy Notice 4

National Screening Programmes

NHS Your Data Matters

Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments.

In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.

You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.

For more information about your data rights please visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) https://ico.org.uk

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