How we use your medical records
Important information for patients
- This practice handles medical records in-line with laws 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, for example to find out more about why people get ill.
- 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.
- 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.
This page has links to all our information about how we hold your information, how we share and how you can access it.
If you have any questions, our data controller is Sandra Reynolds who is also our Practice Manager
The Care Quality Commission uses personal data (information that relates to and identifies living people) and other information to help them to carry out their role as the regulator of health and adult social care services in England. This means that when they come to inspect us, they will access patient notes to help them decide if we are delivering care appropriately, safely and effectively. Their own privacy statement can be found at the web link below
You can decide to opt out of sharing your data for NHS research and planning purposes, to do this click here If you decide to opt out, this will be respected and upheld by NHS Digital at first. NHS Digital collects, processes and releases health and social care data on a national basis. Your decision will also be respected and upheld by all other organisations that use health and care information by March 2020.
For our full privacy notice, click here
For an easy read version click here
To obtain a copy of your records, you will need to complete this form and bring it in to the Practice
To understand more about why your data matters, you might find the following clip from the Infomration Commissioners Office useful
Our Practice is collaborating with NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) who is providing NHS numbers for those patients that maybe suitable for electronic repeat dispensing prescriptions. The information is obtained from NHS prescriptons submitted to the NHSBSA. A member of our clinical team will contact these patients soon to explain the benefits of this service