The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation is now in force – here’s what it means:
The law is a replacement for the 1995 Data Protection Directive, which has until now set the minimum standards for processing data in the EU. GDPR will significantly strengthen a number of rights: individuals will find themselves with more power to demand companies reveal or delete the personal data they hold.
So how do we use your data?
- This practice handles medical records according to the laws on data protection and confidentiality.
- We share medical records with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and event by event.
- Some of your data is automatically copied to the Shared Care Summary Record.
- We do share some of your data with local out of hours, urgent care and emergency care services
- Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as Flu, Cervical Cytology and Diabetes prevention.
- Data about you, usually anonymised, is used to manage the NHS and make payments.
- We share information when the law requires us to do, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vulnerable people.
- Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.
- We may also share medical records for medical research.
For more information ask at reception for copies of individual Service Privacy Notices
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