Horizon Health Centre

68 Lonsdale Avenue, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset BS23 3SJ

GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

Practice Privacy Notice

The new General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect from 25th May 2018.

The surgery has issued a Privacy Notice below:

Your data, privacy and the Law. How we use your medical records :

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 may share some of your data with local out of hours / urgent or emergency care service
  • Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as Flu, Cervical cytology and Diabetes prevention.
  • Data about you, usually de-identified, 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 or the ‘Data Protection Officer’ by e-mail [email protected]

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

- A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- A new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

NHS 111 | Government Stay At Home Guidance | NHS Information Page