General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
Trescobeas Surgery maintains records about your health and any treatment or care you have received previously. These records are used to help to provide you with the best possible healthcare. NHS health care records may be electronic, on paper or a mixture of both, and we use a combination of working practices and technology to ensure that your information is kept confidential and secure.
To ensure you receive the best possible care, your records are used to facilitate the care you receive.
Some of this information will be held centrally and used for statistical purposes. Where we do this, we take strict measures to ensure that individual patients cannot be identified or gain your consent before releasing the information for this purpose.The care.data programme – collecting information for the health of the nation
We are committed to protecting your privacy and will only use information collected lawfully.
Every member of staff who works for an NHS organisation has a legal obligation to keep information about you confidential. We operate a strict “NEED TO KNOW” principle, whereby the staff will only access your notes when required to undertake your direct care or perform a task requested by you.
We will only ever use or pass on information about you if others involved in your care have a genuine need for it.
We will not disclose your information to any third party without your permission unless there are exceptional circumstances (i.e. life or death situations) to do so.
We may also have to share your information, subject to strict agreements on how it will be used, with a variety of organizations involved in your care, including hospitals, ambulance trusts, other GP Surgeries or NHS England
You have a right under the Data Protection Act 1998 to request access to view or to obtain copies of what information the surgery holds about you and to have it amended should it be inaccurate.