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General Data Protection Regulations

General Data Protection Regulations

26th May, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new data privacy law that was introduced in the UK on 25th May 2018 requiring all public organisations to identify changes that need to be made to achieve GDPR compliance in their personal data processing activities. The regulation will put you in control of your personal data, allowing you to choose how (and whether) Practices can use your data. The new regulation will still apply to organisations once the UK leaves the EU in 2019.

As a result, we’ve published a new privacy policy to make it easier for you to find out how the NHS uses and protects your information. This is summarised in leaflets for adults and younger people below:

GDPR Practice Patient Privacy Notice
GDPR Privacy notice leaflet
GDPR Privacy leaflet for children and young people

Having read the information above you may decide that you would like to restrict some of the information we hold on your medical record from being shared. There are several options that we can add locally and these are detailed on the Data sharing opt-out form below. Should you wish to complete the National Opt-out there is also an information leaflet below.

Where a patient has previously opted-out from sharing their medical record this has been coded on your record and will remain, preventing this information being shared as per your wishes. The National Opt-out Team will write to you if this needs to be updated. If you chose to prevent any information leaving the practice, you have until 2020 to confirm this to the National Opt-out team – details of how to do this are on the leaflet below.

Data sharing opt-out form
National Opt-out leaflet

More info and to opt out online

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ 



 
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