How information about you helps us to provide better care
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.
This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.
If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please click here to download the opt-out form or complete the form online.
More information can be found here:
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL OUR PATIENTS
We have been advised that NHS England will begin to automatically extract some of your personal and clinical data from our computer system in the Autumn of 2014. This extraction is beyond our control as a Practice. It will include information such as date of birth, postcode, NHS number, gender, prescriptions, referrals and other clinical data. If you DO NOT want your information taken automatically PLEASE TELL US. You can call the surgery on 01202 897000, inform us personally by calling into the surgery, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the Opt out form below. Leaflets explaining the reasons for this extraction and OPT-OUT FORMS are available in our waiting room or for more information please visit www.hscic.gov.uk.
How We Use Your Health Records
Click here to download an information leaflet on "How We Use Your Health Records"
Although sending information across the Internet means that privacy of data cannot be absolutely guaranteed,
our online forms offer high levels of security. The forms use HTTPS and TLS (using a 2048 bit certificate) to
encrypt data sent to and from your computer when using the site and our server environment is PCI DSS certified -
the highest standard of security associated with e-commerce and online finance solutions.
Form submissions are stored on the server for 28 days and are encrypted and secured with a private key known only by the GP Practice.
Should you have any concerns about sending your personal details using the web,
please use one of the alternative methods offered by our organisation.