General Data Protection Regulation
New contractual requirements come into force from 25th May 2018 requiring that all GP Practices should set out key principles about how they hold and process data.
The following documents detail how we use your personal information and what GDPR means for you as a patient:
Fair Processing Notice
Using Health Records, Patient Information Leaflet
The Data Protection Officer for the GP Practice is: Dr Jillian Lowe, Partner.
If you have any queries regarding how we use your data, please speak to the Reception Supervisor in the first instance.
Patient On-line Services
Bramhall Health Centre currently offers patients’ facilities to:
Book, view, amend,& cancel appointments online.
View and order their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances.
If you do not already have a user name and password for this system – please register for them by collecting an information pack from reception to opt in and consent to this service. After submission of the application and consent forms, you will be given access to the system, and ID will need to be provided for verification purposes. This is a very quick process. If you wish to request access to your full medical record, then this needs to be passed to a GP for review prior to access being given, please allow longer for this to be actioned.
NHS England require practices to utilise the GP2GP messaging technology, which will enable the practice to receive patients clinical records electronically, very quickly, as new patients join the practice. For information follow this link: http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/gp2gp
Summary Care Record
NHS England require that practices enable accurate automated uploads of any changes to a patient’s summary information on a daily basis, to the Summary Care Record (SCR).
Having your Summary Care Record (SCR) available will enable any authorised clinician to treat you without having your full medical record. They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking, and any drugs that you may have a recorded sensitivity or allergy to.
The core SCR record contains such information on the basis of implied patient consent. Additional information can only be uploaded with explicit patient consent and should only be used when required to support patient care in an emergency or urgent situation.
This information should only be viewed in such emergency situations, with the explicit consent of the patient unless the patient is unable to give such consent, (eg: if they are unconscious.)
Bramhall Health Centre makes use of new Summary Care Record. A Summary Care Record is an electronic record, which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had. Having this information stored in one place makes it easier for specific permitted healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
If you do not want your medical records to be available in this way then you will need to let us know so that we can update your record.
More information on the Summary Care Record can be seen on our website: www.bramhallhealthcentre.co.uk and at: http://www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk