Your data, privacy and the Law
How we use your medical records
- This practice handles medical records according to the laws on data protection and confidentiality.
- We share medical records with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and event by event.
- Some of your data is automatically copied to the Shared Care Summary Record.
- We do share some of your data with local out of hours, urgent care and emergency care services.
- Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as Flu, Cervical Cytology and Diabetes prevention.
- Data about you, usually de-identified, is used to manage the NHS and make payments.
- We share information when the law requires us to do, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vulnerable people.
- Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.
- We may also share medical records for medical research
For more information see the Privacy notice below:
Privacy Notice - Direct Care - Emergencies
Privacy Notice for Direct Care
Privacy Notice for Payments
Privacy Notice for Summary Care Record
Privacy Notice Risk Stratification
Privacy Notice Safeguarding