EMIS and Cloud Storage – Amazon

10th June 2019 – Updated 31st July 2019

EMIS, the clinical system we use as a practice for our appointments and patient information, has moved it’s online storage to a facility run by Amazon. They informed us of this on 31st May 2019 and provided a full document detailing the actions they have taken to ensure it is secure.

This document is called a DPIA and it is part of the Data Protection 2018 regulations.

We are in the process of reviewing this DPIA with our Data Protection Officer and have published the draft document on our website here if you would like to view it:

Update – this document has now been seen and approved by our DPO at St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals and remains unchanged.

Please be reassured that this move has been approved by NHS Digital and the Secretary of State for Health. There is no change to how you access your information or the security of your information.

If you have any questions please contact the surgery and ask for a message to be sent to Laura Clare, Practice Manager and Information Governance Lead.