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.
Your Data Matters to the NHS
Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.
How your data is used
Information about your individual care such as treatment and diagnoses is collected about you whenever you use health and care services. It is also used to help us and other organisations for research and planning such as research into new treatments, deciding where to put GP clinics and planning for the number of doctors and nurses in your local hospital. It is only used in this way when there is a clear legal basis to use the information to help improve health and care for you, your family and future generations.
Wherever possible we try to use data that does not identify you, but sometimes it is necessary to use your confidential patient information.
You have a choice
You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your information is used. If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can choose to opt out securely online or through a telephone service. You can change your mind about your choice at any time.
Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment?
No, choosing to opt out will not affect how information is used to support your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.
What do you need to do?
If you are happy for your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you do not need to do anything.
To find out more about the benefits of data sharing, how data is protected, or to make/change your opt-out choice visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
Download a copy of the patient leaflet
We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.
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 e-mail NWSCCG.email@example.com or ask at reception.
If you have any concerns or queries about information on your medical record please email the surgery at NWSCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.