The EU's General Data Protection Regulations came into effect on 25th May 2018. For more information about how we use patient data and what your rights are, please view our fair processing notice and Data protection policy using the links below.
Practice Fair Processing Notice (Privacy Notice) Fair Processing Notice
Data Protection policy Data Protection Policy
Recruitment Privacy Notice (this sets out how we use personal data of people who apply for employment at our practice) Recruitment Privacy Notice
Summary Care Record
The practice now makes use of the Summary Care Records technology. A Summary Care Record is an electronic record, which contains information about the medication you take, allergies you may suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had. Having this information stored in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP surgery is closed.
Stockport Health & Care Record
The Stockport Health and Care Record is an electronic record that brings together information from different parts of the NHS in Stockport.
If you wish to opt out of either the SCR or SHCR, please ask a member of the reception team for an opt out form so that we can update your records.
National Data Opt Out
As of May 2018, type 2 opt out codes were replaced with the national data opt out (For patients who don't want their confidential patient information to be used for research and planning). As a result, practices can no longer process these opt out requests for patients If you already have a type 2 opt out in place you should have received a letter from NHS Digital advising you of the changes. For further information, please click on the following link https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
Patient Data and Research/Studies
The Practice participates in medical studies which involves us running a search on our clinical system to identify patients who meet the criteria for inclusion. Where applicable, the practice then sends out an invitation to these patients using Docmail (an NHS approved mailing service) which allows patients to contact the study company should they wish to participate. Patient data is not shared by the practice with the research companies. Any patients who would like to be excluded from any research or studies, please let the Practice Manager know.
National Diabetes Audit
This GP practice is taking part in an important national project about people at risk of diabetes and diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).
If you have diabetes, non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, impaired glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes, your GP practice will share information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA. The type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.
For further information about how your data is used, please see the NDA patient information leaflets below.
NDA leaflet for patients with diabetes
NDA leaflet for patients at risk of diabetes
Taking part in the NDA shows that this GP practice is committed to reducing diabetes and improving care for people with diabetes.
Interface Clinical Services
The practice uses the services of Interface Clinical to carry out QOF health check reports via remote access to our clinical system. This is done in line with strict Information Governance Criteria. Patient data is processed for the purposes of performing the service however no patient identifiable data is processed outside of the practices computer system.
Our practice contributes to the clinical practice research datalink. CPRD is a government organisation that provides anonymised patient data for research to improve patient and public health. You cannot be identified from the information sent to CPRD.
if you do not want anonymised information from your patient record to be used in research you an opt out. Please contact the practice for the opt out information. More information can be found at www.cprd.com/public