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In the Practice 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:
It is good practice for people in the NHS who provide care to:
We will only store your information in identifiable form for a long as in necessary in and in accordance with the NHS England’s Rules found here: digital.nhs.uk
The people who care for you use your records to:
Some information will be held centrally to be used for statistical purposes. In these instances, we take strict measures to ensure that individual patients cannot be identified.
We use anonymous information, wherever possible, but on occasions we may use personally confidential information for essential NHS purposes such as research and auditing. However, this information will only be used with your consent, unless the law requires us to pass on the information.
You have a right to privacy under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act. The Practice needs your personal, sensitive and confidential data in order perform our statutory health duties, in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller in compliance with Article 6 (e) of the GDPR and for the purposes of preventive or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services on the in compliance with Article 9, (h) of the GDPR.
You have the right to ask for a copy of all records about you.
If you think anything is inaccurate or incorrect, please inform the Practice as soon as possible. For other rights about the use of your information please see our website.
Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential.
We have a duty to:
We will not share information that identifies you for any reason, unless:
We may share information with the following main partner organisations:
We may also share your information, with your consent and subject to strict sharing protocols about how it will be used, with:
If you believe there has been a breach of any of your Data Protection Rights you have a right to complain to the UK supervisory Authority as below.
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