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: firstname.lastname@example.org or write using the address below:
Senior Governance Manager & Data Protection Officer
North of England Commissioning Support
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.
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