How we Protect your Personal Data – Privacy Notices
As a practice we hold your personal information and details of any care you have received.
Your data is held securely in compliance with all legislation.
Summary data, (details of medication, allergies etc.) is held centrally and available should you require treatment anywhere in the NHS. You can opt-out of sharing summary data, see the Summary Care Policy below.
However, your detailed medical history is not shared and can only be accessed by staff within the practice.
The National Data Opt-out, introduced on 25 May 2018, enables you to opt out from the use of your data for research or planning purposes.
You register an opt-out centrally and you can view or change your national data opt-out choice at any time using the online service at https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/ or by calling 0300 3035678.
You can opt-out of all data sharing by completing a Type 1 Opt-out request form and registering your opt-out with the practice. Your data will then not be used in any NHS planning or fot national statistics or screening programmes. For more information on usage see NHS Digital and NHS Planning policies below.
We will not share any data without your consent unless there are exceptional (life or death) circumstances or where the law requires.
You have the right to see your personal information and we can provide you with access to your records.
Your data does contribute to the production of overall NHS statistics but personal details that would identify you are never part of this analysis.
We will also use your information in reviewing prescribed medications and in preventative screening.
The details of all the areas where your data is stored or could be used are listed below.
Full details of these are available from reception or by using the links below.