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Data Security

For information on the GP Data for Planning & Research please see this page: GP Data – Opt Out

On the whole, Data Security ensures that Information Governance and Information Security are at the forefront of any decisions that we make; ensuring your data and information is secure at all times.  We want to reassure patients that we have always taken Data Protection extremely seriously and will continue to safeguard your information as patients.

We publish our Data Security  & Protection Toolkit online each year that informs you how we adhere to the guidelines (https://www.dsptoolkit.nhs.uk/)


What have we updated?

As of 30th June 2022 the COPI notices that covered sharing of information during Covid have been stopped. We are therefore updating our documents to reflect this and they will be published shortly.

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We have updated our Information Flows documents.  They give information about where your information is transferred to – please see this link here

We have updated our Privacy Notice – please see this page for more information.

We have updated our registration forms – please see this page for more information.

Training

Staff have been trained in the new guidelines annually (online) and have had 2 additional specific staff training sessions in November 2021 and March 2022 on Data Security.

DPO:

Our DPO is provided by the Alliance, Tara Moylan.

dpo.healthcare@nhs.net

Further Information

If you would like to know more about the GDPR you might find these websites useful:

Information Governance Alliance

ICO

Please contact Laura Clare, Practice Manager – Patient Services, if you have any questions.


NHS Data – Why Your Data Matters

The NHS has updated the information around opting in or out of the national data sharing for patients. For more information please click here for the NHS pages: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

You can pick up a leaflet in the practice and request to opt out.  For more information please ask for Laura Clare.

General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection system

NHS Digital are launching the General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) data collection system. Not to be confused with the GDPR!

NHS Digital have produced this animated video which can be used to explain the GPDPR to patients.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLi9gh7RyLA