As data controllers, GPs have fair processing responsibilities under the Data Protection Act and GDPR law 2018. This means ensuring that your personal confidential data (PCD) is handled in ways that are safe, transparent and what you would reasonably expect. Please find documents and links below.
The Data Protection Officer is Barry Moult. You can contact him by writing to Chorleywood Health Centre, 15 Lower Road, Chorleywood, Herts, WD3 5EA or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Our Data Privacy notice was reviewed on the 14.04.20
General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice – Update 11.06.21 The collection of GP Data for Planning and Research will now take place from 1 September 2021, rather than 1 July.
If you have already been in touch with the practice to ask to be ‘opted out’ of your identifiable information being shared outside of our practice for any purpose, your request will be honoured. This will not affect your own care. However, nobody’s data will be shared in this new way before 1 September. If you would like to find out more about why the NHS collects and uses data, please go to this website.
Under data protection law we must tell you about how we use your personal information. This includes the personal information that we share with other organisations and why we do so. Our main GP practice privacy notice is above. This additional privacy notice provides details about the personal information that we are sharing with NHS Digital for its General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection. Please see below for the additional privacy Notice
NHS Digital is part of the NHS. It collects, analyses, publishes and shares data to improve everyone’s health and care. Read more about NHS Digital.
General Practice Transparency Notice for GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19)
This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. Please click link below to read more.
National Data Opt-out Service
The national data opt-out is a new service that allows people to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning.
You can find out more and set your opt-out choice at nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters.
My Care Record
My Care Record enables health and care professionals to access information about you to improve your care.
Providing you with better co-ordinated and seamless care, quicker diagnosis and treatment, less paperwork and less repetition, fewer unnecessary clinical tests, more accurate prescriptions, more time to spend on clinical care and better health and care planning.
Your GP, hospital, community health, mental health and social care teams may all hold records about your care separately. Often, only health and care professionals within the same organisation can see this information. This means it can be difficult for them to work together to deliver the best care. My Care Record is an approach to improving care by joining up health and care information. Wherever possible, health and care professionals will be able to access your records from other services when it is needed for your care. This will make it easier and faster for them to make the best decisions. For example, a doctor treating you in hospital or a nurse working in the community could view the information they need from your GP record. Several different secure computer systems are used across the region. These allow health and care professionals to digitally access your records held by other services. In some areas systems are already in place, in other areas more work is underway to invest in the technology needed. The approach also provides an agreement between all the health and care organisations involved. This means they commit to sharing information in a secure way to help improve your care. The My Care Record approach is in line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which provides the legal basis to share information between health and care services when it is needed to deliver care. All your information will be held securely. Certain information – that doesn’t identify you – will also be used to help improve services and plan for the future. For example, it will help us plan for the number of doctors, nurses and care workers needed to look after you in the future. More information, including answers to frequently asked questions and a list of the organisations that are taking part can be found at mycarerecord.org.uk.
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