Sharing of Patient Information
All patient information is considered to be fully confidential and we at East Wing Surgery fully comply with the Data Protection Act. All employees have signed a confidentiality agreement which means that no identifiable information about a patient is passed to anyone or any agency without the express permission of that patient, except when this is essential for providing care or necessary to protect somebody's health, safety or well being.
Summary Care Record(SCR)
The NHS in England is now using an electronic record called the Summary Care Record (SCR), which is being used to support patient care. The summary care record details key information held in your GP record including medication you are taking, any allergies you may have, which if required and with your authority, can be shared with other health care providers.
All patients have a choice as to whether or not an SCR is created for them. If you are registered with this practice and choose to have an SCR , then you do not need to do anything. However, if you are registered with this practice and do not wish to have an SCR created, then you will need to opt out.
Please see below further information and the relevant opt out form which you will need to complete.
How we use your medical records - Important information for patients (GDPR)
- 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 this website or speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights.