Your data is important

The practice keeps medical records confidential and complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We hold your medical record so that we can provide you with safe care and treatment.

We will also use your information so that we can check and review the quality of the care we provide.  This helps us to improve our services to you.

If you would like to know more about how we use your data please read our Privacy Policy

BMP Privacy Statement

Privacy Notice  - update COVID 19

Brampton Medical Practice is committed to protecting your personal information. In the fight against this global pandemic we are currently working with all of our partners in Health and Social Care to ensure information is shared with the right people at the right time to ensure you receive the best possible care.

Data Protection rules will not hinder the sharing of personal information during these unprecedented times and we will continue to process information in accordance with national law and GDPR.

The processing of personal information relating to this is necessary for reasons of planning and providing health and social care to both individual data subjects and is in the substantial public interest in the area of public health and specifically to support the control of an epidemic. For more detailed information regarding the lawful basis to undertake these activities please see the links below:

  •          Public Task Art 6 (1e)
  •          Provision of Health and Social Care/Management of Health Care Systems Art 9(2h)
  •         Public Interest/Public Health Art 9(2i)
  •          Vital Interests of a Data Subject Art 9(2c)
  •         Monitoring Epidemics Recital 46

You can read our policy on Subject Access Requests (SAR) here:

BMP Subject Access Requests

If you would like access to your own medical information the easiest way is to have personal access via our Online Patient Access.  Follow the link in the right hand side of this page for more information.

For written SAR's please download and complete this form:

BMP SAR Form

NHS National Data Opt-Out

The national data opt-out is a service launched on 25 May 2017 which allows people to opt- out of their confidential information being used for research and planning.

You can find out more and set your opt-out choice at

nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters

Please note that the practice cannot set this opt-out for you.

Summary Care Record (SCR)

The Summary Care Record (SCR)is an electronic record of important patient information created from GP medical records. It can be seen and used by authorised staff in other areas of the health and care system who are involved in a patient's direct care.

Information has been provided via the link below on how health and social care organisations may use your Summary Care Record information within the health and social care system to protect you and others during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/summary-care-records-scr/scr-coronavirus-covid-19-supplementary-privacy-notice

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

As a minimum the record contains information about

- current medication

- allergies and details about any previous bad reactions to medicines

- the name, address, date of birth and NHS number of the patient

Enhanced Summary Care Record

You may wish to choose to enhance your SCR with further data including

- significant medical history both past and present

- reason for medication

- anticipatory care information such as information about the management of long term conditions

- end of life care information

- immunisations

This is particularly useful for patients with long term conditions or who are severely frail and practices are required to encourage severely frail patients to consent to an enhanced care record.

Sensitive information such as fertility treatment, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy terminations and gender reassignment are not included in an enhanced SCR unless the patient specifically requests this.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

A SCR will be automatically created for you on registration at the practice unless you wish to opt out by telling us this on your registration form.

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Digital Website

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/summary-care-records-scr/additional-information-in-scr

 



 
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