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 do 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 please see Notices below: 

Patient Privacy Notice

Website Privacy Statement

Privacy Notice - Research


Medical Records

Lancashire and South Cumbria has been chosen by NHS England to be a national pilot for the digitisation of Medical Records. Scanning these paper based records and making them digital will enable better utilisation of space, creating more clinical space, staff areas, multi team space and video hubs, removing the need for some practices to build extensions. In addition it will also make your record more easily and speedily accessible to clinical staff within your practice.

Your complete GP medical record will be digital and stored in a secure cloud based clinical system (only accessible by your GP practice) with the paper based records being securely destroyed following BS EN 15713:2009 Secure destruction of confidential material. Your GP will still be able to access your records easily within this system. The scanning and destruction of the paper records will follow strict data protection guidelines adhered to by the NHS. As with paper based records, digital records are stored for the durations specified in the Records Management Codes of Practice for Health and Social Care. For GP patient records, this states that they may be destroyed 10 years after the patient’s death if they are no longer needed.
If you wish to discuss the scheme, please inform the Practice direct either by letter or via e-mail blccg.glenroyd@nhs.net 

 

Published 6th October 2020

 

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