What is GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) ?
The GDPR is a new law that will become applicable from 25th May 2018 which supersedes the Data Protection Act. It determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. Its intention is to strengthen data protection for individuals across the European Union. It covers anywhere in the world in which data about EU citizens is processed and will apply even after the UK leaves the EU.
How we use your medical records
Important information for patients
This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.
We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.
In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill.
- We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe.
- You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record.
- You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.
- You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.
- You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please see the practice privacy notice below or speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights.