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Your data, privacy and the Law.

How we use your medical records

  • This practice handles medical records according to the laws on data protection and confidentiality.
  • We share medical records with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and event by event.
  • Some of your data is automatically copied to the Shared Care Summary Record.
  • We share some of your data with local out of hours, urgent care and emergency care services
  • Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as Flu, Cervical Cytology and Diabetes prevention.
  • Data about you, usually de-identified, is used to manage the NHS and make payments.
  • We share information when the law requires us to do, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vulnerable people.
  • Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.
  • We may also share medical records for medical research

For more information ask at reception for copies of individual Service Privacy Notices or visit our website at www.stpaulspcc.co.uk