Data Protection – GDPR (May 2018)
All information held about patients is completely confidential and everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality about patient information.
As part of the Privacy Notice we have started to map the information we use and how this is used. This has always formed part of our IG work under the IG Toolkit, however under GDPR legislation we can now share this information with you (please be aware the data on this may change and be updated):
Your Medical Record
If you wish to access your own personal health records you can access them online via Patient Access. Please click here to go to the Patient Access page for information.
If you wish to request a copy of your medical records please read the document here: Access to Health Records GDPR 2018 that explains what you will be asked to do to allow access online.
If you would like a third party to have access to your medical records please see the consent form here: Oakwood Medical Centre Third Party Access to Medical Records Consent Form GDPR 2018. We will contact the third party company and advise them of this process (access via patient access online).
If you would like to request medical records access on behalf of another person (carer etc) then please see the ‘Consent’ page for more information.
What information do we hold about you?
We ask you for information about yourself so we can give you the most appropriate care and treatment. This information is kept together with details of the care you receive for future reference. For a full list of the information we keep/share please contact the surgery. A full list will be published on the website here closer to the 25th May 18 – it is just being collated into an acceptable format.
How do I know it will be kept in a confidential way?
Everyone working for the NHS or in General Practice has a legal, ethical and contractual duty to keep information confidential and anyone who receives information from us is bound by the same legal duty.
Will my information be shared with anyone?
If you are receiving care from other people as well as the NHS, we may need to share information to enable us all to work together for your benefit. We only ever use or pass on information about you if people have a genuine need for it in your and everyone’s interest.
For a full list of the information we share please contact the surgery. A full list will be published on the website here closer to the 25th May 18 – it is just being collated into an acceptable format.
The sharing of some information is strictly controlled by law, so unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as when the safety of others is at risk, we will not disclose your information to other parties without your permission.
If you have any questions about your data or health record please contact Laura Clare, Practice Manager – Patient Services on the contact details for the practice.