Your data matters to us within the surgery and via our website. Our standard policy for the surgery is listed below with the website data policy found here.
Sharing Your Medical Records
Patient medical data is shared is often shared between GP surgeries and other health providers, in order to give clinicians access to the most up to date information when attending patients.
The systems we operate at Ivy Court Surgery require that any sharing of medical information is consented to by patients beforehand. Patients must consent to sharing of the data held by a health provider out to other health providers and must also consent to which of the other providers can access their data.
e.g. it may be necessary to share data held in GP practices with district nurses but the local podiatry department would not need to see it to undertake their work. In this case, patients would allow the surgery to share their data, they would allow the district nurses to access it but they would not allow access by the podiatry department. In this way access to patient data is under patients’ control and can be shared on a ‘need to know’ basis.
Patient medical data may also be shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.
If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out. (Type 1 Opt-outs may be discontinued in the future. If this happens then they may be turned into a National Data opt-out.)
More information about the National Data Opt-out can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
Collecting GP Data
NHS Digital’s improved collection of GP data will support vital health and care planning and research. Here we explain how and why you data is being used, and what to do if you don’t want your data shared.
Emergency Care Summary
NHS England has commissioned a provider, Xyla Health and Wellbeing, to provide the ‘Your local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme’ for patients at risk of type 2 diabetes. Once a patient is referred, they will be contacted for a motivational interview with the provider (Xyla) to help them enrol onto the course and to have an opportunity to ask any questions they have at this time, including if you don’t want to enrol in the programme. Xyla Health and Wellbeing is part of the Acacium Group and sometimes, if required and legally allowed, Xyla may share some of your basic details such as your name and contact details with providers who have been identified as suitable to contact you to provide support for you during this programme. Any sharing of your data is done as little as possible, under due diligence and in compliance with applicable laws. For full details on how Xyla would use your data for the diabetes prevention programme, see their privacy notice at: https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/diabetes-prevention-privacy-policy/ For general information on the national diabetes prevention programme, please visit the NHS England website on this at: https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/