Your Data Privacy and the Law - GDPR

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Beacon Surgery - 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 record telephone calls
  • 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 may share some of your data with the local out of hours provider
  • 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