Privacy Notice

Townsend Medical Centre Privacy Notice

 

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 may share some of your data with local out of hours / urgent or emergency care service, local hospitals to ensure you get the correct treatment

 

  • 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