GDPR Privacy Notice

Important information for patients

 

How we use your medical records

 

  • This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.
  • We share relevant data from your medical records with other services providing you with care and treatment. This also includes services that send out invitations for national screening programmes for example smear tests and also children immunisations.
  • In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill.
  • We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe.

You do have the right

  • to be given a copy of your medical record.
  • to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care or being used for medical research or for planning health services.
  • to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please see the practice privacy notice on the website or speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights.
  • For more information ask at reception for a leaflet.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
 
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
 
Use this service if:

 
Useful Information:
 
Use the 111 coronavirus service to see if you need medical help
Patient Information
NHS Information Page
Diabetes UK-Updates: Coronavirus and diabetes