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 healthcare professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and event by event.
- We do share some of your data with the local out of hours / urgent care STAR service and local health visiting and child safeguarding organisations.
- In some circumstances we will also share de-identified data for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill.
- Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as cancer screening or diabetes prevention.
- Data about you, usually de-identified, is used to manage the NHS and make payments for your care.
- 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.
- Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.
- 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.
- You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please see the practice privacy notice on the website or speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights.
For more information ask at reception for a leaflet download a copy (see links below) also see more information un the care.data tab on the homepage.
Direct Patient Care
Emergency direct Care
National screening Programmes
Summary Care Record
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