IMPORTANT REVISION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC PERIOD
How we look after your data
Data Protection - Registration Number: Z6257453
Under the Data Protection Act we require a patient’s written permission before we can discuss their care or treatment with family members, guardians, carers or friends. This also applies to patients aged 12-16.
Our staff are trained in accordance with the Data Protection Act and all the staff contracts include a clause that any breaches of confidentiality may result in dismissal. You have the right to request access to your full medical records. A standard fee is chargeable for copies of your records. All requests must be put in writing to the practice.
Health care professionals who provide you with care are required by law to maintain records about your health and any treatment or care you have received within any NHS organisation. These records help to provide you with the best possible healthcare.
NHS health records may be processed electronically, on paper or a mixture of both and through established working procedures and best practice coupled with technology we ensure your personal data is kept confidential and secure. Your records are backed up securely in line with NHS standard procedures
GDPR Protecting Information - Training Practice
Privacy Notice 2020 2021
Practices are legally required to share data with NHS Digital – this is mandated by the Secretary of State and there is a legal basis for you to do so
For patients who have queries regarding the data collection, the best place for answers is:
General Practice Data for Planning and Research: NHS Digital Transparency Notice - NHS Digital
NHS Digital resource for patients with concerns is:
Collecting GP data - advice for the public - NHS Digital