GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

Updated on 24th May 2018 at 9:30 am

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How we use your medical records – Important information for patients

  • This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.
  • We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.
  • In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill.
  • We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe.
  • You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record.
  • You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.
  • You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.
  • You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please see the practice privacy notice below or speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights.
  • For more information ask at reception for a leaflet

Privacy-notice-1 Direct Care

Privacy-notice-2 Medical Research

Privacy-notice-3 Legal Requirement

Privacy-notice-4 National Screening Programmes