Your Information and How we Use Your Health Records

This Webpage Explains

–  New General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Requirements.

– Why the NHS Collects Information About You.

– Who we May Share Information With.

– Your Right to see Your Health Records and how we Keep you Records Confidential.

New GDPR Requirements:

From the 25th May 2018 all General Practices are required to have a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the new General Data Protection Regulations who will provide advice and guidance to practices and to patients who may have any concerns about their data. The DPO for this practice can be contacted by secure email: DPO.SUNCCF@NHS.NET

Why we Collect Information About You:

In the NHS we aim to provide you with the highest quality of health care. To do this we must keep records about you, your health and the care we have provided or plan to provide to you.

These Records may Include:

Basic details about you such as address, date of birth, next of kin;

Contact we have had with you such as clinical visits,

Notes and reports about your health.

Some people associated with the practice such as Community Nurses may also need to access your health records. This is to ensure there is a good basis for all health decisions made, in consultation with you and other health care professionals. We need to ensure we work effectively with others to provide the best health care possible.

Others may Also Need to use Records About you to:

– Check the quality of care (such as clinical audit).

– Protect the health of the general public etc.

You Have the Right

– You have the right to confidentiality under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), the Human Rights Act 1998 and the common law duty of confidence.

– You also have the right to ask for a copy of all records about you.

For More information contact the Tracy Devonport, Practice manager, at the surgery or read the leaflet “How we use Your Health Records” available in the ‘Our Documents’ section of this website or in the reception at the surgery.