In order to support your care, NHS healthcare professionals maintain records about you. We take great care to ensure your information is kept securely and used appropriately. Our staff are fully trained to understand their legal and professional obligations to protect your information.
What information do our GPs hold about you?
When is your information shared?
We will only use or pass on identifiable information about you with health professionals who are treating you to support the direct provision of your care. They will ask your permission to see your information when they see you. We will not disclose your identifiable information to anyone else without your permission unless in exceptional circumstances (i.e. life or death situations), or where the law requires it.
You have the choice to share or not to share
You can ask for all or some of your information not to be shared outside of the practice. If you decide not to share at all this will not affect your entitlement to care. However, it may result in the delivery of your care being less efficient as clinicians will not see your full medical history. If you have any concerns about how your information is shared or held, please contact your GP practice.
Access to your health information
You have a right under the Data Protection Act 1998 to access or view information the practice holds about you, and to have it amended or removed should it be inaccurate. We will:
If you would like to make a ‘subject access request’, please contact your GP practice
Who can see your information with your permission?
In order to provide you with health care services, trained clinicians and their support teams in the following organisations will be able to see your health care records – but only with your permission.
Health and Social care teams providing you with integrated care and support may also access your care plans with your permission
How is anonymous information used?
The NHS currently uses your information in an anonymous and safe way to:
This notice is intended to inform you about the type of patient information that NHS Hammersmith and Fulham CCG holds, how that information might be used, with whom we may share that information, and how we ensure it is kept secure.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can read the common questions about patient record sharing in our Frequently Asked Questions document here. The document is split into two sections, sharing personal information and sharing anonymous information.
If this document does not answer your question, or you would like to feedback, please send an email to email@example.com or call 0800 881 5209.
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