Health care professionals who provide you with care are required by law to maintain records about your health and any treatment or care you have received within any NHS organisation. These records help to provide you with the best possible healthcare. We collect and hold data for the sole purpose of providing healthcare services to our patients. In carrying out this role we may collect information about you which helps us respond to your queries or secure specialist services. We may keep your information in written form and/or in digital form. The records may include basic details about you, such as your name and address. They may also contain more sensitive information about your health and also information such as outcomes of needs assessments.
We have listed below some seminal guidance to help you understand the regulations and legislations better. Please do not hesitate to contact your Practice should you have any queries.
Protection and Management of Patient Data : Privacy Notice
Guide to GDPR Regulation 2018
Patient Leaflet : How Information About You Helps Us Provide Better Care.
Kingsmead Healthcare : Data Protection Policy 2018-19
Kingsmead Healthcare : General Guidance on Data Protection
Patient Information Leaflet : GDPR
Access to Medical Records with Data Protection Policy
Accessing your Records - Procedure
Guidance on Individual’s Rights under GDPR
Staff Guidance on Patient Confidentiality
Patient Leaflet :Your Right to Opt Out
How to Request Access - SAR (Subject Access Request) Form
Staff Guidance on Data Breaches
ICO Data Breach Notification - For Surgery Use Only
Staff Guidance on Code of Conduct for Data Security
Business Continuity - Data Security Plan