Coronavirus (COVID-19) response transparency notice
NHS Digital are undertaking a range of work to support the government response to the coronavirus outbreak. This notice details our legal bases for processing personal data in the course of this work.
COVID-19 purposes include but are not limited to the following purposes:
- understanding COVID-19 and risks to public health, trends in COVID-19 and such risks, and controlling and preventing the spread of COVID-19 and such risks
- identifying and understanding information about patients or potential patients with or at risk of COVID-19, information about incidents of patient exposure to COVID-19 and the management of patients with or at risk of COVID-19 including: locating, contacting, screening, flagging and monitoring such patients and collecting information about and providing services in relation to testing, diagnosis, self-isolation, fitness to work, treatment, medical and social interventions and recovery from COVID-19
- understanding information about patient access to health services and adult social care services as a direct or indirect result of COVID-19 and the availability and capacity of those services
- monitoring and managing the response to COVID-19 by health and social care bodies and the Government including providing information to the public about COVID-19 and its effectiveness and information about capacity, medicines, equipment, supplies, services and the workforce within the health services and adult social care services
- delivering services to patients, clinicians, the health services and adult social care services workforce and the public about and in connection with COVID-19, including the provision of information, fit notes and the provision of health care and adult social care services
- research and planning in relation to COVID-19
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Your Information and How it is Used
This Privacy Notice contains important information about how we use the personal and healthcare information we collect on your behalf – please read it carefully.
Summary Care Records
Your Summary Care Record is a short summary of your GP medical records. It tells other health and care staff who care for you about the medicines you take and your allergies. This means they can give you better care if you need health care away from your usual doctor's surgery:
- In an emergency
- When you're on holiday
- When your surgery is closed
- At out-patient clinics
- When you visit a pharmacy
More information is available from Here.
Anything that you discuss with any member of the Practice Team will remain confidential. The only circumstances under which we might consider passing on confidential information without your permission, would be to protect you or someone else from serious harm and in these cases we would always try to discuss this with you first.
To release information to a third party, insurance company, solicitor or other organisations we require that you sign and date a consent form for disclosure. In most instances a template will be provided by the organisation however we are happy to accept a handwritten, signed and dated letter from the patient. In some cases patients might want another individual or family member to have access to medical records; again in this case, explicit instructions are required from the patient in order to carry out their wishes.
One Care Improving Access to Practice Appointments
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Connecting Care is a digital care record system for sharing information in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. It allows instant, secure access to your health and Social care records for the professionals involved in your care.
Relevant information from your digital records is shared with people who look after you. This gives them up-to-date information, making your care safer and more efficient.
For more detailed information, click on the link below:
Your Health and Care Records
What is patient information?
When you visit an NHS or social care service, information about you and the care you receive is recorded and stored in a health and care record. This is so that people caring for you can make the best decisions about your care.
Find out about the types of records and how to access them.
The information in your records can include your:
- Name, age and address
- Health conditions
- Treatments and medicines
- Allergies and past reactions to medications
- Tests, scans and x-ray results
- Lifestyle information, such as whether you smoke or drink
- Hospital admission and discharge information
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You have the legal right to request a copy of the information that we (NHS Digital) hold about you, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We do not hold medical records in the same format as a GP or hospital. If you want to see copies of your medical records, you should ask your GP or the health setting that provided your care or treatment.
We collect some information from medical records, so that we can carry out our duties for the health and care service in England. Read more about the information we collect and the legal basis of these collections.
Where we process data about you, you can request to see it free of charge. (A reasonable fee may be charged in some cases, for example if repeated requests are made.)
How to make a subject access request
National Data Opt Out Programme
NHS Digital has introduced a secure and accessible tool that people can use to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for reasons other than their individual care and treatment.
For more information on how to set your preference, click on the link below:
This will be updated as more information becomes available to us in the Practice.