General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
Your data, privacy and the Law
How we use your medical records
- The Practice handles medical records according to the laws on data protection and confidentiality.
We share medical records with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and event by event.
Some of your data is automatically copied to the Shared Care Summary Record
We share some of your data with local out of hours / urgent or emergency care service
Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as Flu, Cervical cytology and Diabetes prevention.
Data about you, usually de-identified, is used to manage the NHS and make payments.
We share information when the law requires us to do, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vulnerable people.
Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.
We may also share medical records for medical research
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 receive a copy of your medical record.
You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.