The Elms Medical Centre

Practice Privacy Notices


Your data, privacy and the Law.

How we use your medical records


· This practice handles medical records according to the laws on data protection and confidentiality.

 · We share medical records with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and event by event.

 · Some of your data is automatically copied to the Shared Care Summary Record

 · We may share some of your data with out of hours / urgent or emergency care service

 · Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as Flu, Cervical cytology and Diabetes prevention.

 · Data about you, usually de-identified, is used to manage the NHS and make payments.

 · We share information when the law requires us to do, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vulnerable people.

 · Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.

 · We may also share medical records for medical research

For more information visit our web site or ask at reception

See below for other practice privacy notices

 CQC Privacy Notice

 Direct Care - Emergencies Privacy Notice

 Direct Care, Routine Care and Referrals Privacy Notice

 GPs as Employers Privacy Notice

 National Screening Programme Privacy Notice

 NHS Digital Privacy Notice

 Payments Privacy Notice

 Safeguarding Privacy Notice

 Summary Care Records Privacy Notice

 Public Health Privacy Notice

 Commissioning, Planning, Risk Stratification , Patient Identification Privacy Notice