General Data Protection Regulation
|Name of DPIA||Summary description of DPIA||Date approved |
|eConsult||patient online consultation tool ||2019|
|AccruRx||Patient communication tool, which includes video consultation and document transfer ||Apr-20|
|Dorset Care Record||Electronically sharing patient health records so the patient only has to tell their story once||2019|
|PNC Shared Admin||To enable a higher level of patient healthcare information sharing so that PCN's can provide integrated care systems ||Apr-20|
|NHS Staff Antibody Testing||National staff testing programme to see the prevalence of COVID antibodies ||Jun-20|
|Attend Anywhere||Patient communication tool ||Apr-20|
Confidentiality & Data Protection
We ask you for personal information so that you can receive the most appropriate care and treatment. This information is recorded on our computer system.
We are registered under the Data Protection Act. The practice will ensure that all members of the practice team maintain patient confidentiality at all times. However, for the effective functioning of a multi-disciplinary team it is sometimes necessary that medical information about you is shared between members of the practice team.
The practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:
- To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
- To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
- When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.
If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.
Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.
Freedom of Information
Information about the General Practitioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)
The Health and Social Care Information Centre collects information from us. Information about the care you receive is shared with those who plan health and social care services, as well as with approved researchers and organisations outside of the NHS. This type of information sharing helps researchers support studies that identify patterns in disease, responses to different treatments and the effectiveness of different services. You can opt-out of this system.