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After 30 years as a partner at School Lane, Dr Hadley-Brown will be retiring from GP practice at the end of February 2019.  He is, of course, too young to want to retire and will be continuing medical work with the University of Cambridge and NHS England plus occasional GP surgeries. After 30 years it will be a big ‘goodbye’ but we are fortunate to have Dr Laura Smart returning from maternity leave in March, as well as continuing efforts to recruit additional GPs.

GDPR

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations and is a new piece of legislation that will supersede the Data Protection Act. It will not only apply to the UK and EU; it covers anywhere in the world in which data about EU citizens is processed.

The GDPR is similar to the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 (which the practice already complies with), but strengthens many of the DPA’s principles. The main changes are:

  •      Practices must comply with subject access requests
  •      Where we need your consent to process data, this consent must be freely  given, specific, informed and unambiguous
  •      There are new, special protections for patient data
  •     The Information Commissioner’s Office must be notified within 72 hours of a data breach
  •      Higher fines for data breaches – up to 20 million euros

What is ‘patient data’?

Patient data is information that relates to a single person, such as his/her diagnosis, name, age, earlier medical history etc. 

What is consent?

Consent is permission from a patient – an individual’s consent is defined as “any freely given specific and informed indication of his wishes by which the data subject signifies his agreement to personal data relating to him being processed.

The changes in GDPR mean that we must get explicit permission from patients when using their data. This is to protect your right to privacy, and we may ask you to provide consent to do certain things, like contact you or record certain information about you for your clinical records.

Individuals also have the right to withdraw their consent at any time.

Practice Privacy Notice

School Lane Practice Privacy Notice

Attachments:

How we use your health record

Your data matters to the NHS

Practice Privacy Notice

Your electronic patient record & sharing of information

General data protection regulation

What is GDPR?

Data Protection Act - Patient Information



 
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