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Confidentiality & Medical Records

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How we use your medical record

Important information for patients

 

  • This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.

  • We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.

  •  In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill. 

  • We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe. 

  • You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record.

  • You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.

  • You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services. 

  • You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please see the practice privacy notice on the website or speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights.

  • For more information ask at reception for a leaflet or visit the Information Commissioner's Office website https://ico.org.uk/.

  • We retain your personal data in line with both national guidance and law, which can be found here: https://digital.nhs.uk/article/1202/Records-Management-Code-of-Practice-for-Health-and-Social-Care-2016

     



 
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