General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It addresses the export of personal data outside the EU.
To see how as a Practice we comply with GDPR click on the following link
GDPR Privacy Notice
Records are now being uploaded for the Summary Care Record unless you have choosen to opt out basic medical information from your records may now be available to some staff in emergency care settings.
GDPR - Data Sharing Opt Out Form
Your Summary Care Records contains 3 important pieces of information about you:
Medicines you take
Allergies you have
Any medicinces that make you ill
You can choose not to have a summary care record if you want to.
For more information go to www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk
The Health & Social Care Information Centre (hscic) plans to upload information on every patient in the county over the next few months. Information about this transfer is available at http://www.nhs.uk/caredata.
Patient leaflet 2_cd_patient_information_leaflet.pdf
You can choose to 'opt-out' of the transfer please see a member of staff or print off the following 'opt-out' letter and give to a member of staff.
Care Data Patient Opt-out Letter
Coming soon Detailed Coded Record (DCR) soon you will be able to access your medical records on line. Please check our website for regular updates or ask a member of staff for further information.
Patient Consent Form For Antother Person to Access Their Medical Records - Patients who are willing to give consent for another person to have access to their medical records need to give written consent. Please download, comple and sign the following form or ask a member of staff.
Patient Consent Form For another Person To Access Their Medical Records
Updated May 2018
Connecting your Care
Connecting Your Care: Improving how we use your information
What do we mean by “Connecting Your Care”?
We are working with South West London Health and Care Partnership to improve the way we connect your care across south west London. Soon, healthcare professionals will be able to access your records from other NHS services when you need them to. This will make it quicker and easier for you when you visit your GP or hospital.
At the moment, each care organisation has a different system for managing your records, and there is no way for the information to be shared electronically when it is needed by doctors and nurses.
Connecting your Care means that people involved in your care such as your GP, hospital doctors and nurses, will be able to immediately see important information about you through a secure system, to help them make the best decisions about your care.
In the future, we will also be working with other health and social care providers to share a more detailed care record for you, which will include the treatment you receive from community NHS services, mental health services and social care services. This will allow everyone involved in your care to be able to make the best decisions for your treatment.
Do I have a choice?
If you are happy for your information to be shared in this way, then you don’t need to do anything. The Connecting your Care system will be phased in over the next few months.
If you do not want your information to be shared, you have the right to opt-out by visiting www.swlondon.nhs.uk/connectingyourcare and downloading the opt-out form.
You can also pick up an opt-out form from your GP practice or the Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS) at your local hospital.
Want to find out more?
To find out more, you can speak to your GP directly or contact South West London Health and Care Partnership on:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org By phone: 0203 668 3100
By post: Freepost SWL CONNECTING YOUR CARE
Updated March 2019