GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
GDPR came into force on 25th May 2018, and was designed to modernise laws that protect the personal information of individuals.
The Practice handles medical records in-line with the laws on data protection and confidentiality. All patients’ records on file or computer are completely confidential. The Practice complies with the access to Medical Records Act, the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Access to patient records is limited to health professionals and administration staff who are bound by a code of confidentiality, In order to maintain confidentiality, test results will only be given to the patients themselves or parents of minors.
All practices in the UK are members of a Primary Care Network (PCN), which is a group of practices who have chosen to work together and with local community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services to provide care to their patients.
PCNs are built on the core of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care.
We are members of Armley PCN along with: Thornton Medical Centre and Armley Medical Centre
This arrangement means that practices within the same PCN may share data with other practices within the PCN, for the purpose of patient care (such as extended hours appointments and other services), Each practice within the PCN is part of a stringent data sharing agreement that means that all patient data shared is treated with the same obligations of confidentiality and data security.
Further information around how we share data with other organisations and why we do so can be found here.General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice – NHS Digital
Patients can also complete a Type 1 Opt-Out form and hand it in or post to the surgery if you would like to opt-out of data sharing. The Type 1 Opt-out form is available here
Click on the link below to view how General Practices in Leeds use and share information about you.