National Data Sharing
Practices can no longer opt patients out of national data sharing. For information on your choices under the National Data Opt Out, please see link below: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/
Confidentiality & Medical Records
The practice complies with the General Data Protection Regulation and access to medical records legislation.
Please see attached for our practice Privacy Statements:
Privacy Notice - Using your information to provide you with appropriate healthcare
Privacy Notice - Using your information to assist medical research
Privacy Notice - Using your information to meet legal requirements
Privacy Notice - Using your information for national screening programmes
Privacy Notice - Using your information to enable your appointments at Improved Access clinics
Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the Clinical staff.
When making a referral to another care provider, specialist or hospital it is necessary to provide them with some information about your medical records both past and present. If you do not wish to share this information please ensure that you discuss this with the clinician referring you for further care.