The GDPR is a regulation that is applicable from 25th May 2018. Its strengthens the protection of personal data. The UK is enacting a Data Protection Bill which enshrines the provisions of the GDPR into UK law and establishes continuity of the GDPR in the UK post Brexit. The Data Protection Act will be repealed at this time.
What does GPDR mean for you as the patient?
What are Privacy Notices?
A privacy notice is a statement or a legal document (in privacy law) that discloses some or all of the ways a party gathers, uses, discloses, and manages a customer or client's data. It fulfills a legal requirement to protect a customer or client's privacy. Please see the links below for Privacy Notices that detail how your information may be used.
National Screening Program
Summary Care Record
Opting out of NHS Digital collecting your data
If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice before data sharing starts with NHS Digital, this should be done by returning this form to your GP practice by 23 August 2021 to allow time for processing it.
If you do not want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, then you can register a National Data Opt-out.
Access to Medical Records
As a patient, you have the right to request access to your medical records. Under the new GDPR, we as a surgery, can no longer charge you for this unless the request is deemed to be excessive e.g. a repeat request.
The time period for us to comply with such a request is now one calendar month, reduced from 40 days.
If you would like to request access to your medical records, please complete the form below and hand this to reception.