As a practice we hold your personal information and details of any care you have received. Your data is held securely in compliance with all legislation.
Summary data, (details of medication, allergies etc.) is held centrally and available should you require treatment anywhere in the NHS. However, your detailed medical history is not shared and can only be accessed by staff within the practice.
We will not share any data without your consent unless there are exceptional (life or death) circumstances or where the law requires.
You have the right to see your personal information and we can provide you with access to your records.
Your data does contribute to the production of overall NHS statistics but personal details that would identify you are never part of this analysis. We will also use your information in reviewing prescribed medications and in preventative screening.
The details of all the areas where your data is stored or could be used are listed below. Full details of these are available from reception or by using the links below.
As data controllers, GPs have fair processing responsibilities under the Data Protection Act and GDPR law 2018. This means ensuring that your personal confidential data (PCD) is handled in ways that are safe, transparent and what you would reasonably expect.
General Practice Extraction Service (GPES)
Purpose – GP practices are required by law to provide data extraction of their patients personal confidential information for various purposes by NHS Digital. The objective of this data collection is on an ongoing basis to identify patients registered at General Practices who fit within a certain criteria, in order to monitor and either provide direct care, or prevent serious harm to those patients. Below is a list of the purposes for the data extraction, by using the link you can find out the detail behind each data extraction and how your information will be used to inform this essential work:
You can find the approval certificate and details including individual legal basis for all data extractions by following the link below.
Legal Basis – All GP Practices in England are legally required to share data with NHS Digital for this purpose under section 259(1)(a) and (5) of the 2012 Act
Any objections to these data collections should be made directly to NHS Digital. [email protected]
Processor – NHS Digital or NHS X
Data Protection Officer: Dr Peter Mirchandani The Surgery Brede Lane Sedlescombe Battle East Sussex TN33 0PW
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