Important Change to Data Usage for Research and Development
NHS Digital have issued a Data Provision Notice for Research and Development. They intend to extract information from our clinical system to be used for data planning and research.
This data extraction will commence from 31st July 2022.
NHS Digital will not collect patients’ names or addresses. Any other data that could directly identify patients (such as NHS Number, date of birth, full postcode) is replaced with unique codes which are produced by de-identification software before the data is shared with NHS Digital. This process is called pseudonymisation and means that patients will not be identified directly in the data.
More information can by found here: Link to NHS Digital General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)
and here:Your NHS Data Matters
If you wish to opt out of having your data used for this purpose please go to this link: Make your choice
If you don't have web access and have nobody to help you access the web please speak to one of our Patient Services Team.
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.
For more information on accessing your health records please see our Subject Access Request page.
The Risk Stratification Tool
This is a tool which combines information about patients from primary and secondary care to work out potential health risks and likely future need of health care. Please read more here.
Summary Care Record
Please see the separate page under Further Information in the right hand column for information about this national initiative to share parts of your medical record.