What is GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations and is a new piece of legislation that will supersede the Data Protection Act. It will not only apply to the UK and EU; it covers anywhere in the world in which data about EU citizens is processed.
The GDPR is similar to the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 (which the practice already complies with), but strengthens many of the DPA’s principles. The main changes are:
- Practices must comply with subject access requests
- Where we needs your consent to process data, this consent must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous
- There are new, special protections for patient data
- The Information Commissioner’s Office must be notified within 72 hours of a data breach
- Higher fines for data breaches – up to 20 million euros
For further information please see our patient information leaflet GDPR Patient Leaflet (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)
In line with the new GDPR the Practice has produced privacy notices. These can be accessed below :
Patient Privacy Notice (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)
A children's privacy notice has also been produced, this will be uploaded week commencing 28th May 2018.
Sharing of my information with other NHS organisations
Today, electronic records are kept in all the places where you receive healthcare. These NHS Care Services can usually only share information from your records by letter email, fax or phone. At times, this can slow down your treatment and mean information is hard to access.
Your GP practice uses a computer system called SystmOne that allows the sharing of full electronic records across different NHS Care Services. We are telling you about this as a patient at this practice as you have a choice to make about how your practice shares information about your care from your electronic patient record. This form is not about your Summary Care Record (SCR), it is asking your sharing preferences regarding your full electronic GP record. You can choose to share or not to share your electronic GP record with other NHS Care Services.
More information on this is available on our patient information leaflet (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)
Summary Care Record
Your core Summary Care Record is created when you register at a GP practice (although you should be given the option to opt in/out during your registration). If you do not express a preference, it is currently assumed that your consent is implied.
The Summary Care Record shares only your contact details, medications and allergies with other healthcare professionals involved in your care.
You can also choose to share a Summary Care Record with Additional Information. This shares contact details, medications, allergies, diagnosis list, care plans, end of life care and immunisations with other healthcare professionals. Sensitive data is excluded. A Summary Care Record with Additional Information will only be created for you if you explicitly choose this option. Only the most up to date information is shared for each category (EMISWeb). All current and past information is shared for each category (SystmOne).
Choosing to share a summary care record with additional information is thought to be of great benefit if you are admitted to hospital locally or elsewhere in the UK.
You can opt out of sharing any of your information in a Summary Care Record. If you decide not to share this will not affect your entitlement to care. However, it could result in the delivery of your care being less efficient as other health professionals will not have access to these parts of your medical history.
Further details are available on summary shared care at – https://digital.nhs.uk/services/summary-care-records-scr/additional-information-in-scr#Resources
An easy read format information leaflet on Summary Care Record can be accessed below :
Easy Read SCR Leaflet this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)
You can change your mind about your Summary Care Record at any time.
To register or change your Summary Care Record preferences, please complete the form and return it to us. This form is also available from a member of our reception team.
SCR Consent Form this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)