The practice complies with Data Protection and Access to Medical Records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:
- To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services
- To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent
- When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases Anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care
- If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know
Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.
Freedom of information
The ICO has published a new Model Publication Scheme that all public authorities are required to adopt by 1st January 2009.
Model Publication Scheme – further information
Our practice is participating in NHS national programme for IT. We share summary of all our patient’s vital clinical information i.e. Medication, Allergies and Adverse reaction to drugs, with the NHS Emergency Care Providers like A&E, Out Of Hours GP and Walk-in Centre.
This is to ensure that our patients receive safer and quality care during urgent or emergency situations. To opt in/opt out of our Summary Care Records, please click here.
An informed patient, in consultation with a healthcare professional, can choose to permit or restrict access to information entered into their record at each EMIS organisation that accesses their record.
The patient will be asked to give their record sharing consent with each organisation at which they receive care.
The patient’s consent can be changed anytime.
Does the patient consent to the data sharing of data here with any other organisation that may care for the patient?
- YES – Share data with the organisation
- NO – Do not share any data recorded here
- Consent not asked
Does the patient consent to the viewing of data by this organisation at other care services that may care for the patient where the patient has agreed to make the data shareable?
- CONSENT GIVEN
- CONSENT REFUSED
- CONSENT NOT ASKED
The above content also includes all data and information collected from all questionnaires and patient’s surveys (Patient Participation Group and Friends and Family Tests and Staff Questionnaires).
You may have the right to demand that this record is not shared with anyone who is not involved in the provision of your direct healthcare.
If you wish to enquire further as to your rights in respect of not sharing information on this record then please contact our Data Protection Officer.
To find out more about the wider use of confidential personal information please visit https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out-programme.
If you wish your data not to be shared you can op-out;