As data controllers, GPs have fair processing responsibilities under the Data Protection Act and GDPR law 2018. This means ensuring that your personal confidential data (PCD) is handled in ways that are safe, transparent and what you would reasonably expect. Please find documents and links below.
Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:
- To provide further medical treatment for you i.e. hospital referrals
- To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department, this will require your consent
- When we have a duty to others i.e. in child protection cases
Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs effectively. These members of staff are bound by the same confidentiality rules as the medical staff.
Please read our practice Data Protection Policy and Practice Privacy Notice below for more detailed information about how we keep your information safe. Please contact the Practice Manager at the surgery if you would like to discuss this policy in more detail or would like to receive copies of the appendices mentioned in our policy.
Patients can view their medical records through our online Patient Access service or may submit a Subject Access Request; please ask our reception staff for more details.
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