This practice is governed under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
All registered patients’ details are held on the computerised clinical system as well as manual records. Identifiable patient information will only be shared within the practice team and, in the case of referral, to the clinician to whom the patient is referred.
Disclosure of identifiable patient information to any other outside agencies will only be done after receiving written permission from the patient. Under the terms of the act you have right of access to data held under the Act.
Occasionally data held on the computer may be used for research and audit purposes. Should you not wish your details to be used for such purposes, would you please inform the receptionist.
If you have any further concerns or complaints about data protection, please contact the Practice Manager, Jacqueline Porter, in person or write to or telephone her on (01923) 776295.
ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS
Access to medical records is governed by the Data Protection Act 2018.
If you wish to request a copy of your medical record please apply in writing, giving details of the time periods and parts of the health record you require.