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GDPR/Medical Records

GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data.  The regulation applies from 25 May 2018.

You can find out more about the GDPR here:

NHS Use of Medical Records

 

PRIVACY (FAIR PROCESSING) NOTICE FOR PATIENTS

Your Information, Your Rights

Our PRIVACY NOTICE explains why we collect information about you and how that information may be used to deliver your direct care and manage the local health and social care system.

 

The notice reflects:

 

What information we collect about you;

How and why we use that information;

How we retain your information and keep it secure;

Who we share your information with and why we do this.  

 

Click this link Privacy Notice for a full copy of the notice.

A copy is also available  at Reception.

The notice also explains your rights in relation to consent to use your information, the right to control who can see your data and how to seek advice and support if you feel that your information has not been used appropriately.

Patients who would like copies of their records under the GDPR, please apply for Online Patient Access by clicking on the 'Online Services' tab on this website or visiting our reception team for the relevant paperwork and showing photo ID.  If you are unable to access Patient Online Services please bring this to the attention to the reception staff who will assist you.

Opting out of sharing your confidential patient information

You can decide if health and care information that could identify you is used to improve everyone’s health and care, or only used for your own health and care. If you want your health and care information to be included in sets of data used to improve everyone’s health and care, you don’t need to do anything.  If you wish to object to the use of your data for these secondary uses please complete the attached form Medical Record Opt out form and hand in to reception or email the form to us at the surgery: SEHCCG.RiversideSurgery@nhs.net 

 Click the following link for more information:

https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital/our-work/keeping-patient-data-safe/how-we-look-after-your-health-and-care-information/your-information-choices/opting-out-of-sharing-your-confidential-patient-information 



 
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