General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR)
Information about you and how we use it
When you come to the surgery, information about you, your medical treatment and family background may be recorded, on paper and computer, to help us care for you. The information is part of your health record and will be kept in case we need to see you again.We hold demographic data (name, address, telephone numbers, date of birth, ethnic origin, family relationships, next of kin) and clinical data (diagnoses, family history, allergies and sensitivities, medication, consultation records, investigations, test results, referrals and letters to and from other NHS organisations about your care).
Members of the clinical teams looking after you may share your personal health information with each other. This team may include healthcare professionals and support staff. All NHS staff are bound by law and a strict code of confidentiality, and are monitored by the Surgery’s Caldicott Guardian (Dr Chris Lewis), who is responsible for ensuring patients' confidentiality is respected. Your confidentiality is very important to us, and we have strict controls in place to protect your information.
Download a copy of our patient information leaflet by clicking here
Happy to Share
If you would like us to be able to share your health record electronically with other NHS Services, like hospitals, community clinics or the district nurses, please complete the form from reception or from this link: Who can see my health record?
If you would like to see a short video of how this new service can improve your health care and save you time repeating your medical history, click here: Happy To Share
Electronic Patient Records Statement of Intent
Summary Care Record (SCR)
We enable successful automated uploads of any changes to patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis, to the summary care record (SCR). Having your Summary Care Record (SCR) available will help anyone treating you without your full medical record. They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking and any drugs that you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity to. Of course if you do not want your medical records to be available in this way then you will need to let us know using the following SCR opt out form, so that we can update your record.
If you would like us to make Additional information available on your Summary Care Record or to make your full Electronic Health Record available, please complete the "Who can see my health record?" form and send it to us. This information will ONLY be available to other health professionals such as hospital clinicians, paramedics or district nurses. It will only be available to health professionals and will not be passed on without your permission.
GP to GP record transfers
NHS England require practices to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration). It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England. It can take your paper records up to two or more weeks to reach your new surgery. With GP to GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner. We confirm that GP to GP transfers are already active and we send and receive patient records via this system.