How information about you helps us to provide better care.
The NHS is changing and services are being restructured. These reforms will impact upon the way that clinical data are collected, shared and analysed. Under the powers of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (HSCA), the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) can, under certain circumstances require Personal Confidential Data (PCD) from GP practices without seeking patient consent. One of the first initiatives using these new powers is the care.data service. This service has been commissioned by NHS England and will be delivered by the HSCIC. The HSCIC is England’s central authoritative source of health and social care information. Care.data will make increased use of information from medical records with the intention of improving healthcare, for example by ensuring that timely and accurate data are made available to NHS commissioners and providers so that they can better design integrated services for patients. In the future, approved researchers may also benefit. The HSCIC will link PCD extracted from GP systems with PCD from other health and social care settings. The BMA supports the use of patient data for secondary purposes, including commissioning, and recognises the importance of greater transparency and more intelligent use of data to improve the quality of care delivered to patients. Achieving these aims must not undermine existing high standards of confidentiality. NHS England has made a commitment that personal confidential data will not be shared unless there is a legal basis or an overriding public interest in disclosure.
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone. This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information. This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you. You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or ask at reception for a copy of the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care”. More information can be found here www.nhs.uk/caredata
GDPR – GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION
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 proffesionals 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.
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 vunerable people.
Your data is used to check the quality of the the care provided by the NHS.
We may also share medical records for medical research.
Please ask at reception if you wish to see our detailed Privacy Notices on the following :
Direct Care (Routine Care and Referrals)
Commissioning, Planning, Risk Stratification, Patient Indentification
NHS Screening Programmes
Direct Care – Emergencies
Summary Care Record
Fair Notice Policy.
Practice Privacy Notice
Date: 13 June 2019
This template is for use by Practices to Comply with the GDPR requirement to display a Privacy Notice regarding processing of patient data. The template is Generic in design as PCIG Consulting have clients across the UK, local sharing arrangements and area specific sharing or processing will need to be added by the practice.
The introduction of EMIS web activities has been added to this Privacy Notice, a DPIA to support this processing is available from PCDC.
GP Earnings Data
In accordance with current NHS contracts all practices are to publish on their website by the end of the financial year () the mean earnings for all GP’s in their practice relating to the previous financial year
The average pay for GP’s working in Barnburgh Surgery in the last financial year 2018/19 remains to be calculated
General Practice is excellent value! The total funding given to each individual practice has been published for the first time by the Government, revealing that the average practice received funding worth £187.47 per registered patient per year in 2018/19.
Named Allocated GP
You may be aware that from April 2015 all practices are required to provide all their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.
The allocated named GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to you. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do.
You do not need to take any further action. If you wish to be told the name of your named GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.
Patient Complaint Form
Zero Tolerance Policy