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You may be already aware, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016 will come into effect on 25th of May 2018.

We have been working hard on ensuring our robust procedures for patient confidentiality are maintained and compliant with the new rules.

Keeping your personal information safe and secure remains a top priority. Our fair processing notice (privacy notice) has been updated and structured in a way to make it easier for you to find what your looking for, whilst still providing you with a bit more detail with as little NHS/legal jargon as possible.

Using and keeping your data secure (GDPR)

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed, kept safe and also advises you of the legal rights you have in relation to your own data. The regulation applies from 25th May 2018.

 

These regulations will supersede the Data Protection Act. It is similar to the Data Protection Act (which the practice already complies with) but strengthens many of the DPA’s principles.

Please click on the link below to find out more information regarding how the practice processes your personal data and what GDPR will mean for you.

Privacy Notice for Patients

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website

http://www.longlanesurgery.com/website/C82050/files/Summary_Care_Record_optout_form[1].pdf

Care.data

Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.

Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or our Care.data opt-out form Request for data to be witheld complete all sections and hand in a the practice. 

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

Care.data Information Leaflet

Care.data opt-out form



 
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