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GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Health and Social Care Information Centre

GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and comes into force on 25th May 2018.

The GDPR determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights you have in relation to your own data.  It is a positive step towards you having more control over how your data is used and how you are contacted.  The new Regulation supports your right to have your privacy respected and your data protected. It is designed to give you confidence that the personal information we hold about you is accurate, up to date and well managed and gives you easier access to that information.

Please be assured that we have always maintained our legal duty of confidentiality to you at all times and we will only ever use or pass on information about you if others involved in your direct care have a genuine need for it.   We will not disclose any of your information to third parties without your permission unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as when the health and safety of others is at risk or where the law requires information to be passed on.

The GDPR requires us to process data 'fairly' and in a 'transparent' manner and we must provide information to you about how we process your information.

Please see below a link to our 'Data Protection Privacy Notice for patients', which will give you more information about this.  Copies of this are also available at reception.

GDPR Privacy Notice     &    

COVID 19 Privacy notice updated 12.08.2020  & 

General Practice Transparency Notice for GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and research (COVID-19)

For a child friendly leaflet please click here.

GDPR Child friendly poster

Fair Processing Notice

Looking After Your Online Health

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE INFORMATION CENTRE

How information about you helps the health & Social Care Information Centre  (HSCIC) to provide better care.

Confidential information from you medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so that the best possible care can be provided for everyone.

This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.

This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.

You have a choice.  If you are happy for you information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.

More information can be found here www.nhs.uk/caredata



 
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