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GDPR

Important information for patients

  • 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. This is on a need to know basis and event by event.
  • 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, when we are inspected or reporting certain illness or safeguarding vulnerable people.
  • Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.
  • You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record (save in exceptional circumstances).
  • 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 speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights.
  • Ask at reception for more information.
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