We ask you for information about yourself so that you can receive proper care and treatment. We keep this information, together with the details of your care, because it may be needed if we see you again.
We may use some of this information for other reasons, for example, to help us to protect the health of the public generally, to plan for the future, to train staff and to carry our medical and other health research for the benefit of everyone.
You have a right of access to your health records. If at any time you would like to know more, or have any concerns about how we use your information you can speak to Vicky Ince, practice manager, on 01772 330724.
Please help us to keep your records accurate by advising us of any changes to your details at your earliest convenience.
EVERYONE WORKING FOR THE NHS HAS A LEGAL DUTY TO KEEP INFORMATION ABOUT YOU CONFIDENTIAL.
How information about you helps us to provide better care
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.
This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.
If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or ask at reception for a copy of the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care”.
More information can be found here www.nhs.uk/caredata
Click here to download the poster of the above information.