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
2022 Privacy Notice
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
ACR project for patients with diabetes (and/or other conditions)The data is being processed for the purpose of delivery of a programme, sponsored by NHS Digital, to monitor urine for indications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which is recommended to be undertaken annually for patients at risk of chronic kidney disease e.g., patients living with diabetes. The programme enables patients to test their kidney function from home. We will share your contact details with Healthy.io to enable them to contact you and send you a test kit. This will help identify patients at risk of kidney disease and help us agree any early interventions that can be put in place for the benefit of your care. Healthy.io will only use your data for the purposes of delivering their service to you. If you do not wish to receive a home test kit from Healthy.io we will continue to manage your care within the Practice. Healthy.io are required to hold data we send them in line with retention periods outlined in the Records Management code of Practice for Health and Social Care. Further information about this is available at: https://lp.healthy.io/minuteful_info/.