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Patient Privacy Notice

Parkview Surgery - Practice Privacy Notice

 

Parkview Surgery has a legal duty to explain how we use any personal information we collect about you, as a registered patient at the practice. Staff at this practice maintain records about your health and the treatment you receive in electronic and paper format.  

 

What information do we collect about you?

 

We will collect information such as personal details, including name, address, next of kin, records of appointments, visits, telephone calls, your health records, treatment and medications, test results, X-rays, etc. and any other relevant information to enable us to deliver effective medical care.

 

How we will use your information

Your data is collected for the purpose of providing direct patient care; however, we can disclose this information if it is required by law, if you give consent or if it is justified in the public interest. Health care professionals who provide you with care maintain records about your health and any treatment or care you have received previously (e.g. NHS Trust, GP Surgery, Walk-in clinic etc.). NHS health care records may be electronic, on paper or a mixture of both. We use a combination of working practices and technology to ensure your information is kept confidential and secure. Our information in the NIECR will not be passed on for research, monitoring or any other purpose; it is there solely to help the doctors, nurses and care workers in Northern Ireland look after you when you need their care.

Any health and social care organisation that you have contact with keeps a record about you. The Northern Ireland Electronic Care Record (NIECR) is used to bring together key information from your health and social care records from throughout Northern Ireland in a single, secure computer system. This means that wherever you go in Northern Ireland for health or social care services, the doctors and nurses looking after you will have some information about you.

Processing your information in this way and obtaining your consent ensures that we comply with Articles 6(1)(c), 6(1)(e) and 9(2)(h) of the GDPR.

 

Maintaining confidentiality and accessing your records

 

We are committed to maintaining confidentiality and protecting the information we hold about you. We adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the DoH Code of Practice on protecting the confidentiality of service user information, as well as guidance issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You have a right to access the information we hold about you, and if you would like to access this information, you will need to complete a Subject Access Request (SAR). Please ask at reception for a SAR form and you will be given further information. Furthermore, should you identify any inaccuracies, you have a right to have the inaccurate data corrected.

 

To find out more about how we use and hold your information please click on this link Privacy Notice

 



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