Noticeboard

IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE CORONAVIRUS

Please see note below; If you have any symptoms mentioned, please do not come into the surgery.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS AS WE CANNOT TRIAGE PATIENTS BOOKING VIA THIS METHOD. All appointment requests will be triaged. For advice or sick notes, please click on the eConsult link below or request a telephone consultation.

If you are given a face to face appointment, please be aware that you will need to wear a face covering (mask or scarf etc) and also only the person with the appointment will be allowed into the surgery unless there is a medical need for a chaperone. Thank You for your patience.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Practice Privacy Notice - please click link below:

Practice Privacy Notice April 2020
Supplementary Privacy Notice COVID-19


The Data Protection Officer for the Practice is Liane Cotterill.  If you would like to contact the Data Protection Officer, please use the following email: liane.cotterill@nhs.net or write using the address below:


Liane Cotterill
Senior Governance Manager & Data Protection Officer
North of England Commissioning Support
Teesdale House
Westpoint Road
Thornaby
Stockton-on-Tees
TS17 6BL

CONFIDENTIALITY OF MEDICAL RECORDS

As a practice we will hold your medical records confidentially and securely. However, to ensure that all NHS GP services operate to the recommended standards, various bodies exist to regulate and oversee our activity. These include the Care Quality Commission, NHS England and the professional regulators, such as the General Medical Council. These organisations may need to access patient data to fulfil their regulatory role and we are obliged to cooperate with their inquiries.

New GP Data Extraction For Research

NHS Digital has been collecting data from GPs through its trusted General Practice Extraction Service. This system is now being replaced with their new General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service, a broader general-purpose collection which will enable faster access to pseudonymised patient data for planners and researchers. 

 

The data collection will begin on 1st July.  

 

More information about the service can be found on NHS Digital's website.

 

We now include this additional privacy notice, alongside our main privacy notice, that explains what data is used and why.

Opting out

If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail on the NHS digital website. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.

Further information can be found here: Factsheet on Type 1 Opt Out

The type 1 opt-out form can be downloaded from our website: GDPR Factsheet and Type 1 Opt out form



 
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