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.The information we hold about you is solely for the purpose of caring for your health and will only be seen by those who need to. There is a possibility of patient information being used by other organisations for the purpose of managing your care or the management of health care services. In addition, recent changes to IT and NHS policy have made it possible to share information with other healthcare professionals e.g. hospitals. Please ask at reception for more information on the Summary Care Record (national scheme) and Connecting Care (local scheme across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset). You have the right to opt out of information sharing. We have a legal duty to keep confidential all the information held about you. The obligations the NHS has, together with the rights that every individual enjoys, are set out in the Data Protection Act 1988. If you have any questions about patient confidentiality please contact the surgery via AskmyGP. Protecting your personal information is of paramount importance.
For more information ask at reception or the ‘Data Protection Officer’ by e-mail [email protected]