GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
On 25th May 2018, the GDPR came in to force. This replaces the Data Protection Directive.
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you more control over how your personal information is used. We will continue to collect and store your information safely and securely.
Your data is collected and used by us for the purposes of providing healthcare services.
The changes will not affect your care in any way, and as always, we are as committed to providing the best possible service to our patients.
To see our Privacy information leaflet, please see the links below:
Adult Privacy Information Leaflet
Childrens Privacy Information Leaflet
Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.
It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.
Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or download the opt out form below, complete it and return it to the practice
We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.