Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff. Dr Paul Rankin is named as Caldicott Guardian and Data Protection Officer for information governance.
Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care. Further surgery information can be accessed by clicking on out Data Protection Policy link.
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.
You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website
We may utilise data processors to undertake certain work on behalf of the Practice. Where this occurs the data processor will be engaged under contract and will work entirely under our direction. They will be required to treat all information confidentially and maintain equivalent security standards to the Practice.
If you would like a copy of your medical records please download and complete the Patient Request for Copy Records form (hand into Sunny Meed reception) or e-mail to NWSCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any concerns or queries about information on your medical record please email the surgery at NWSCCG.email@example.com.
Privacy Notice - GDPR (General data protection regulation)
Please click HERE to find out not only about your rights in regard to accessing your personal data but also about how the surgery operates in relation to keeping and handling this in line with new legislation introduced on 25th May 2018.
WIDER CLINICAL COMMUNITY:
Summary Care Record
Why do I need a Summary Care Record?
Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed which documents. It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.
This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
Who can see it?
Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.
How do I know if I have one?
Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP
Do I have to have one?
No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the opt out form on this page.
For further information visit the NHS Care records website or by clicking here.
Surrey Care Record
Surrey Care Record is a secure, encrypted extract of records from health and social care providers that can be seen and used by authorised staff in the health and care system who are involved directly in your care. Having this shared record access has always been a significant part of our plan.
Download Surrey Care Record leaflet or click here to find out more.
Next Of Kin
Please help us to update your records by returning a Next of Kin Form which can be downloaded from CLICKING THE IMAGE BELOW or COLLECTED from Sunny Meed or Goldsworth Park reception
At the same time you can authorise us to discuss your medical record with a specified person in case you are unable to contact us yourself or you wish them to act as your advocate.