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The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on 25th May 2018.
Southbourne Surgery will comply with GDPR article 30(1) and will document in writing and maintain a record of our processing activities, covering areas such as processing purposes, data sharing and retention. This information will be available to patients in a series of Privacy Notices as detailed below. A hard copy is available in the surgery. For more information about Southbourne Surgery’s compliance with Data Protection and your Medical Records please click here.
Your data matters to the NHS and to us. Southbourne surgery is compliant with the national opt out programme. Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used. You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning. To find out more visit nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
Southbourne Surgery Privacy Notice 2nd June 2021
NHS Digital is the national custodian for health and care data in England and has collected patient data from general practices using a service called the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES), which has operated for over 10 years but now needs to be replaced from 1.7.21.
The new service is the General Practice Data for Planning and Research service GPDPR – which will be more sophisticated and will be working on things such as researching the long-term impact of coronavirus on the population, analysing healthcare inequalities and researching and developing cures for serious illnesses.
NHS Digital will collect:
NHS Digital does not collect:
Patients can dissent to NHS Digital COLLECTING their data (called a type 1 opt out) data or dissent to NHS digital SHARING their data for planning and research (called a National data opt out). If you wish to find more information about GPDPR including your right to opt out then please follow this link https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/.
You are able to opt our of GPDPR by downloading a Type 1 Opt Out form and returning it to the surgery before 23rd June Deadline You can download the form by here Type+1+Opt-out+form
There is a Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). 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.
Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
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.
Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.
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
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 form at the foot of this page.
For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website
Permission to speak about medical matters on behalf of someone else..
Please be aware we are unable to give out results or any information regarding a patient without having written consent from that patient to share their medical information with a particular person. Also, we are not allowed to ring patients when we have been requested to do so by a third party – we have to respect the privacy of all our patients.