Sharing Your Information To Improve Your Care

GDPR

In accordance with the new European General Data Protection Regulation which came into effect on 25th May 2018 we have to inform you how we treat personal information that we hold about you. Please refer to our 'Practice Privacy Notice' for further details.

What we record at the practice

Healthcare professionals in our practice record information about the care we provide. The type of information that is recorded includes the following:

  • Demographics, e.g. address, telephone number, e-mail, date of birth, gender etc
  • What you tell us when you see us in consultation, e.g. about your physical and psychological health and social circumstances
  • Diagnosis, investigations, treatments, referrals, family background
  • Social information, e.g. housing status, alcohol, smoking status
  • Third party sources, e.g. hospital letters, A&E attendances, relatives, carers, insurance companies, solicitors

What we already share about you

We share different types of information about our patients. These include:

  • Personal information about you and your illness, when needed for your direct care, e.g. referral to Hospital Consultants, District Nurses, Health Visitors, Midwives, Counsellors
  • The summary Care Record Patient identifiable information to public health, in order to arrange programs for childhood immunisations, communicable diseases, cervical smears and retinal screening
  • With explicit consent, personal information to other organisations outside the NHS, e.g. insurance companies, benefits agencies
  • Limited information about you, if relevant, to protect you and others, e.g. to social services child protection investigations
  • Under certain acts of parliament to protect you and others e.g. court orders Summary information which is anonymised (cannot identify you) e.g. quality and outcome framework (QOF), medical research and clinical audit

Please read the following for more information

Your Data Matters to the NHS