Data Protection

Why We Collect Data About You

Your doctor and other health professionals caring for you keep records about your health and any treatment and care you receive from the NHS. These help to ensure that you receive the best possible care from us. These can be written down (manual records) or held on a computer.

The Records may Include:

  • Basic details about you, such as address or next of kin.
  • Contacts we have had with you, such as clinic visits.
  • Notes and reports about your health and any treatment and care you may have received.
  • Details and records about the treatment and care you receive.
  • Results of investigations, such as x-rays and laboratory tests.
  • Relevant information from other health professionals, or those who care for you and know you well.

How Your Records Are Used To Help You

Your Records are Used to Guide Professionals in the care you Receive to Ensure that:

  • Your nurse, doctor or any other healthcare professionals involved in your care has accurate and up-to-date information to assess your health and decide what care you need.
  • Full information is available if you see another doctor, or are referred to a specialist or another part of the NHS.
  • There is a good basis for assessing the type and quality of care you have received.
  • Your concerns can be properly investigated if you need to complain.

The practice adheres to strict rules and regulations regarding data security and protection and have a number of policies to ensure complete compliance. Please view the policies via the links on ‘Our Documents’ page.