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Data protection

Brunel Medical Practice takes data protection very seriously, and keeps patient information safe. 

Please use the links on this page to find out more about how the Practice protects your information;


PRACTICE PRIVACY NOTICE (June 2019)


PRACTICE INFORMATION GOVERNANCE POLICY


GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR)


THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE (ICO)


HOW THE PRACTICE USES YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS

Confidentiality & Medical Records

Locked blue folderThe practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

 To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.

  • To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.

Access to Records

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made through the practice manager and may be subject to an administration charge. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.


FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (FOI) REQUESTS

Information about the General Practitoners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.



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