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Confidentiality

We ask for personal information so that you can receive appropriate care and treatment. This information is recorded on computer and we are registered under the Data Protection Act. The practice will ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained at all times by the members of the practice team. However, for the effective functioning of a  multi-disciplinary team, it is sometimes necessary that medical information about you is shared between members of the team. Prescriptions and consultation records are run solely on computer. This enables us to analyse various aspects of health care and to produce annual practice reports. Obviously, all data in these reports is anonymous.

Access to Patient Information

Due to rules of confidentiality, we are not permitted, under any circumstances, to disclose any patient information to a third party, without the patient's formal consent.

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Patient Privacy Notice

Croft Hall Medical Practice has a legal obligation to explain what information we hold for you and the legal purpose for which we may share it.

The data we hold for you can be in a variety of formats including paper, electronic, photographs, video and audio.  Your personal information may be shared with certain organisations to meet our legal requirements. 

Your data will be shared with:

Ø  Healthcare professionals and staff at this surgery

Ø  NHS Digital

Ø  Care Quality Commission

Ø  Public Health England

Ø  In a court of law

Ø  Organisations contracted to provide services in order to support healthcare needs.

Ø  Clinical Commissioning Group

Lawful basis for processing:

These purposes are supported under the following sections of the GDPR:

Article 6(1)(e) ‘…necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority…’; and

Article 9(2)(h) ‘necessary for the purposes of preventative or occupational medicine for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services...” 

Healthcare staff will also respect and comply with their obligations under the common law duty of confidence.

Rights to Object:

You have the right to object to information being shared between those who are providing you with direct care but this may affect the care you receive. 

NHS Digital

Ø  You are unable to object to the sharing of data to NHS Digital as this is a national body which has legal responsibilities to collect information about Health & Social Care Services.  More information about NHS Digital can be found at https://digital.nhs.uk/home

Public Health England

Ø  You are unable to object to the sharing of data to Public Health as legally this information must be shared under legislation.

Care Quality Commission

Ø  You are unable to object to the sharing of data to Care Quality Commission as they are our regulating body making sure we reach certain standards of quality and safety.

Court Order

Ø  Your information must be shared if has been ordered by a court.  You are unable to object to this.

Safeguarding

Ø  You are unable to object when information is legitimately shared for safeguarding reasons to protect people from harm.

Right to access and correct

Ø  You have the right to access your medical record and have any errors or mistakes corrected. Please speak to a member of staff with regards to subject access requests.

Ø  We are not aware of any circumstances in which you will have the right to delete correct information from your medical record; although you are free to obtain your own legal advice if you believe there is no lawful purpose for which we hold the information and contact us if you hold a different view.

Retention period

 

GP medical records will be kept in line with the law and national guidance. Information on how long records are kept can be found at: https://digital.nhs.uk/article/1202/Records-Management-Code-of-Practice-for-Health-and-Social-Care-2016

Right to complain

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. If you wish to complain follow this link https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/ or call the helpline 0303 123 1113

Data Controller contact details

Croft Hall Medical Practice, 19 Croft Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5UA

Data Protection Officer contact details

Bex Lovewell

Express Diagnostics & Treatment Services, 6 Research Way, Plymouth, PL6 8BU

bex.lovewell@nhs.net

 

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