General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Confidentiality
There have been changes to data sharing agreements to improve coordination of patient care and planning or services during the Covid19 pandemic.
This has been organized by the secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Please see below.
Control of Patient Information Regulation letter 20th March 2020
There have also been changes to data held in patient Summary care Records. the supplementary privacy notice for this change can be found below.
Supplementary Privacy Notice for SCR 20th April 2020
Access to Patient Information
Everyone working in the NHS has a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality with regard to patient information. Your medical history is/will be recorded on the practice computer system in line with national guidance and sometimes in paper records. Very strict security measures on the clinical system ensure that authorised users only access these records.
We are not able to give any information about a patient to a relative, friend or other third party for example an insurance company or solicitor unless we have a recent signed consent form from the patient allowing us release specific information to a named person.
Patient consent form for release of medical records
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a publication scheme. A publication scheme is a guide to the classes of information the practice intends to routinely make available.
Freedom of Information Fact Sheet