We ask you for information about yourself so that you can receive proper care and treatment. We keep details of your care because it may be needed when you are seen again. We keep your details on the practice computer system which is used by doctors, nurses and staff.
Everyone working for the HPSS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential. You have a right of access to your health records.
We may use some of the information we record for other reasons: for example, to help us protect public health generally and to see that the Health and Social Services (HPSS) run efficiently, plan for the future, train their staff, pay their bills and can account for their actions. Information may also be needed to help carry out medical or other health and social services research for the benefit of everyone. You may be receiving care from other people as well as the HPSS. So that we can all work together for your benefit we may need to share some information about you. We only every use or pass on information about you if people have a genuine need for it in your and everyone's interests. Whenever we can we shall remove details which identify you. The sharing of some types of very sensitive personal information is strictly controlled by law. Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential. You have a right to object to the use of your information for any of these purposes.
The practice is registered with the Data Protection Commissioner. To assist us, please ensure that we are notified of any change of name, address or telephone number.
If you have any queries on this issue, please contact the practice manager.
We use a processor, iGPR Technologies Limited (“iGPR”), to assist us with responding to report requests relating to your patient data, such as subject access requests that you submit to us (or that someone acting on your behalf submits to us) and report requests that insurers submit to us under the Access to Medical Records Act 1988 in relation to a life insurance policy that you hold or that you are applying for. iGPR manages the reporting process for us by reviewing and responding to requests in accordance with our instructions and all applicable laws, including UK data protection laws. The instructions we issue to iGPR include general instructions on responding to requests and specific instructions on issues that will require further consultation with the GP responsible for your care.