This Privacy Notice is to run alongside our standard Practice Privacy Notice (below).
This privacy notice lets you know what happens to any personal data that you give to us, or any that we may collect from or about you.
This privacy notice applies to personal information processed by or on behalf of the practice.
This Notice explains:
- Who we are, how we use your information and our Data Protection Officer
- What kinds of personal information about you do we process?
- What are the legal grounds for our processing of your personal information (including when we share it with others)?
- What should you do if your personal information changes?
- For how long your personal information is retained by us?
- What are your rights under data protection laws?
The practice is often asked for information about patients from insurance companies or solicitors. On no account will any information be given without the patient's written consent. Information about a patient's medical condition will only be passed to other health professionals to help with treatment. Staff at the surgery have access to personal information on a need-to-know basis only and are bound by rules relating to patient confidentiality.
Every employee within the NHS has a legal duty to respect patient confidentiality and as such has signed an agreement to this effect, this includes friends and relatives of patients working within the NHS.
Any patient identifiable information is only accessed on a 'need to know' basis by employees of the NHS. We are guided by DoH Code of Practice regarding Confidentiality and Disclosure.