GDPR Privacy Notice for Patients
Our Fair Processing Notice is in accordance with the GDPR Regulations and clarifies how we collect, share and retain personal data, including;
- What personal information we hold
- How we use your personal information
- How we share information and our Partner Organisations
- How we keep your information secure
- Your rights
- Objections and Further information
You can read our Fair Processing Notice in full. It provides more details on how we manage your information.
We will share relevant information from your medical record with other health or social care staff or organisations when they provide you with care.
For example, your GP will share information when they refer you to a specialist in a hospital. Or your GP will send details about your prescription to your chosen pharmacy.
These documents give further information:
Patients personal confidential data is extracted and shared with NHS Digital in order to support vital health and care planning and research. Further information can be found here.
Patients may opt out of having their information shared for Planning or Research by applying a National Data Opt Out and/or a Type 1 Opt Out.
National Data Opt Out means that NHS Digital will not share any confidential patient data it holds but will collect data from your GP medical record to use for its own service planning and research purposes. To do the National Data Opt Out, register your preference at https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ This was previously known as the Type 2 Opt Out.
Type 1 Opt Out means NHS Digital will not collect data from your GP practice. Your opt out must be registered before 23rd June 2021. If a type 1 opt out is registered after this date, no extraction will occur from the date but NHS Digital will still hold data extracted before the opt out date. To do the Type 1 Opt Out, complete the form below and return it to our reception team.