GDPR - Everything you need to know
General Practice Privacy Notice
The information we hold on you
Our Practice keeps data on you relating to who you are, where you live, contact details, what you do, your family, possibly your friends, your employers, your problems and diagnoses, the reasons you seek help, your appointments, if you have a carer, where you are seen and when you are seen, who by, referrals to specialists and other healthcare providers, tests carried out here and in other places, investigations and scans, treatments and othercomes of treatments, your treatment history, the observations and opinions of other healthcare workers, within and without the NHS as well as comments and aide memories reasonably made by healthcare professionals in this practice who are appropriately involved in your health care.
When registering for NHS care, all patients who receive NHS care are registered on a national database, the database is held by NHS Digital, a national organisation which has legal responsibilities to collect NHS data.
Identifying patients who might be at risk of certain diseases
- Your medical records will be searched by a computer programme so that we can identify patients who might be at high risk from certain diseases such as heart disease or unplanned admissions to hospital.
- This means we can offer patients additional care or support as early as possible.
- This process will involve linking information from your GP record with information from other health or social care services you have used.
- Information which identifies you will only be seen by this practice.
Who we share information with
As GPs, we cannot handle all your information ourselves, so we need to delegate this responsibility to others within the practice and sometimes with other organisations.
If you care requires treatment outside the practice, we will exchange with those providing such care and treatment whatever information may be necessary to provide safe, high quality care.
Once you have seen the care provider, they will normally send us details of the care they have provided you with, so that we can understand your health better.
Your consent to this sharing of data, within the practice and with those others outside the practice is assumed and is allowed by the Law, however we will gladly discuss this with you in detail if you would like to know more.
The Practice Team (clinicians, administration and reception staff), only access the information they need to allow them to perform their function and fulfill their roles.
You have the right to object to our sharing your data in these circumstances but we have an overriding responsibility to do what is in your best interests.
We are required by Articles in the General Data Protection Regulations to provide you with the information in the following following 9 subsections.pdf