Practice Privacy Policy

Your Data, Privacy and The Law

 How we use your medical records

 

  • 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 if you consent to this

 

  • We do 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 de-identified, is used to manage the NHS and make payments

 

  • We share information when the law requires us to do, 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 will ask your explicit consent to do this

 

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