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    Data Protection, Privacy and Confidentiality

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    Data Protection Privacy Notice for Patients


    This privacy notice lets you know what happens to any personal data that you give to us, or any that we may collect from or about you.

    This privacy notice applies to personal information processed by or on behalf of the practice.

    This Notice explains:

    • Who we are, how we use your information and our Data Protection Officer
    • What kinds of personal information about you do we process?
    • What are the legal grounds for our processing of your personal information (including when we share it with others)?
    • What should you do if your personal information changes?
    • For how long your personal information is retained by us?
    • What are your rights under data protection laws? 

    To continue reading our privacy notice please click here to download the complete document.

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    How we use your Information

    Our 'How we use your Information' leaflet explains:

    • Why the Practice collects information about you and how it is used
    • Who we may share information with
    • Your right to see your health records and how we keep your records confidential

    Download our 'How we use your Information' leaflet here.

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    Privacy Notice for Job Applicants

    In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have implemented this privacy notice to inform you, as prospective employees of our Company, of the types of data we process about you. We also include within this notice the reasons for processing your data, the lawful basis that permits us to process it, how long we keep your data for and your rights regarding your data.

    To continue reading the Privacy Notice for Job Applicants please click here.

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    Patient Confidentiality

    If you wish to speak to the receptionist in confidence, there is a quiet area available away from the main reception. Please ask.

    You have the right to know as much about your medical condition as you want to know. We will not discuss your case with anyone not directly involved in your health care unless you wish us to and have given your consent first.

    You are welcome to see your health records and discuss the contents with the doctor if you wish.

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    Confidentiality for the under 16s

    Your Doctor, Nurses and Health Centre staff provide a completely confidential service to everyone, including teenagers and the under 16s. This means we will not tell anyone about your visit. The only rare exception is if you are at risk of very serious harm. We will always try to inform you first.

    A completely confidential contraception and sexual health service is provided by the Practice.

    NHS Summary Care Records

    As part of a mandatory, national programme each GP Practice will have to make a summary care record for each patient (unless the patient has already opted out).

    Please read the information regarding this.

    If you wish to opt out download and complete the opt out form and return to the Practice (see below).

    Information Website

    Further information can be found at the NHS Digital website.

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    Transferring Your Electronic Health Record

    Your GP practice holds copies of your patient health record electronically and in paper format. Both contain the healthcare information about you that your GP needs including your medical history, medications, allergies, immunisations and vaccinations.

    If you have previously registered with a different GP in England, upon registering at this practice your electronic health record will, where possible, be transferred automatically from your previous practice through the use of an NHS system called GP2GP.

    For further information please download this information leaflet.