Data Protection Act
The Practice is computerised and patients’ details are held on computer. We are therefore, registered under the Data Protection Act 1998. In line with the Department of Health Guidelines, the Caldicott report and the Data Protection Act, we wish to advise you of how we handle information about our patients. We ask for information so that you can receive proper care and treatment. We keep this information, together with details of your care, because it may be needed if we see you again. We may use some of this information for other reasons: for example to help us protect the health of the public generally and to see that the NHS runs efficiently: to plan for the future: to train staff and account for actions taken. Sometimes the law requires us to pass on information: for example to notify birth.
The NHS Central Register for England & Wales contains basic personal information of all patients who are registered with a General Practitioner. The Register does not contain clinical information. You have a right to access your health records.
Release of information to Solicitors
Please be aware that if you consent to release of your medical records to your Solicitor copies of all your notes will be released. These may subsequently be seen by the defendants Solicitor and other third parties. You need to discuss with your GP the provision of sensitive or inappropriate information before providing any consent to seek such information to your Solicitor.
Personal Data Protection
St. Andrew's Medical Centre has policies in place to ensure that we comply with the ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR), May 25th 2018.
The GDPR gives people more control over how organisations use personal information, or data.
We value your privacy and want to be clear about the data we collect, how we use it and your rights to control that information.
For more detailed guidance and explanation please click on this link https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/gp-privacy-notice
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