General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR and how it affects you....

How we use your medical records - Important Information for Patients

  • This practice handles medical records in-line with the law 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, e.g. to find out more about why people get ill.

  • We share information when the law requires us to do so, e.g. to prevent infectious disease 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 record 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 OR click the links below:

Direct Care

Legal requirements to share data

Medical research and national clinical audits

National screening programmes

Information for patients aged 13 and over

  • New regulations imply that children aged 13 or over are responsible for their own data (including access to medical records, test results etc).
  • If you are a patient within this age range, and are happy for us to contact your parents, please visit reception and ask for a consent form. We will keep this on your medical record until you reach the age of 16, it is then YOUR responsibility to update future contact details with us.
  • If you are a parent and are concerned your child does NOT have the capacity to make this decision, please contact reception. We will address your case individually with our clinicians and advise you accordingly.
  • All contact details for patients 13-16 years old will be removed from their current medical record.
  • For further information, please click the link below:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/applications/children/

 



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