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 Patient Coronavirus Notice


Do not visit the GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you suspect you have Coronavirus.


Why are GPs needing to work differently? Your GP surgery needs your support, so it can be there to support you. We can’t meet this challenge alone. General practice desperately needs help from the Government. Visit www.bma.org.uk/supportyoursurgery to find out more We want to be honest with you. General practice will continue to struggle to meet the growing needs of patients. This isn’t the way we want it to be, but practices are open, and we are here for you when you need us. GPs, their teams, and patients have faced an extremely challenging time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite lockdown measures lifting the pandemic is still not over. Face-to-face contact has been limited across all NHS services to protect you and keep you safe from the risk of infection. For more information please go to the link on the right or visit the BMA website as suggested above.

Confidentaility & Medical Records

Confidentiality

All patient information is considered to be confidential and we comply fully with the Data Protection Act and Caldicott principles. All employees in the practice have access to this information in relation to their role, have confidentiality clauses in their contracts of employment and have signed a confidentiality agreement. All staff members adhere to the Confidentiality: NHS Code of Practice 2003.

To ensure safe and effective care, patients’ information may be shared with other parties within the care team who are involved in their direct care. Where a patient wishes information not to be shared within the team providing direct care, then they must discuss this with their GP.

Patient information will not be shared outside of the direct care team without consent being sought. An individual has the right to refuse to have their information disclosed, although this may have an impact on their care, and their wishes will be complied with.

It is imperative that when it is right to release details to 3rd parties that the information only includes what has been asked for and not necessarily the full record.

Following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25th May 2018, the practice has reviewed it’s privacy policies relating to the way we store, use and share information. The relevant privacy notices are:

Fair Process & Privacy Notice

Health Care Organisations

Medical Research & National Clinical Audits

National Screening Programmes



 
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