What is GDPR?
As from May 2018 new regulations regarding patient information have come into force. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) seeks to create a harmonised data protection law framework across the EU and aims to give back to data subjects control of their personal data, whilst imposing strict rules on those hosting and processing this data, anywhere in the world.
Every effort is made to ensure the security and confidentiality of your medical record. The practice will adhere to GDPR in order to manage your data and ensure that it is recorded, protected and shared in line with current regulations.
To find out more about the storage, use and sharing of your information, please see the Privacy notices below:
Sharing your data
Information about health helps to improve an individual’s care, speed up diagnosis and helps plan local services and research new treatments. The NHS is committed to safeguarding your confidential information and is transparent about how your data is used.
How your data is used
Information about your care such as treatment, tests, diagnoses etc is collected whenever you use health and care services. It is also used for research and planning for new treatments and health services. Wherever possible, the data is used only after identifiable information such as name and address have been removed. It is said to be “anonymised” data.
NHS Digital Privacy Notice to explain how your information is extracted, shared and used.
Choosing to opt out of sharing your information
Download Type 1 Opt-out form to prevent your personal data from being shared for secondary purposes such as research and planning for improved services. However, NHS Digital will still be able to collect and share data from other healthcare providers such as hospitals. Complete the form and return it to reception. We can then ensure that steps are taken to modify your record to prevent extraction.
To opt out fully and stop NHS Digital and other healthcare organisations from sharing your data for research and planning click here
|Connecting Your Care: Improving how we use your information
We are working with the South West London Health and Care Partnership bring together health and care services in south west London to improve the way information about you is shared. This means it is quickly and safely available to the health and care professionals who need to see it, to make better and quicker decisions about your care and treatment.
Health and care professionals will have access to a real-time electronic, read-only version of your important health or care information, which can be critical when assisting you in an emergency.
Some services in south west London, such as hospitals and GP practices, have been sharing information in this way since 2019. From September 2020, even more organisations across south west London will be permanently adopting this way of sharing information.
Via telephone: 0203 668 3100
How do I make a request to access my data or have possible inaccuracies rectified?
You have the right to access your personal data – that is, your electronic GP record. If you have registered for online services and requested access to your online record you should be able view a version of your medical information. You should request access using the form below, if your online record requires further clarification. In addition, if you suspect that there is inaccuracy in your record you have the right to request rectification.
Your right to access and rectification
Subject Access Request form
Freedom of Information Act
This act sets out the basic rights of an individual to request and receive information held by a public authority. The aim of the Act is to enable members of the public to question the decisions of public authorities more closely and to ensure that public services are efficiently and properly delivered. If you wish to make a Freedom of Information request, please contact the practice with your request. The policy below contains details of how to apply.
Freedom of Information Policy