Data Protection

The practice fully complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. Under the Act patients have a right to be informed whether personal data about them is being processed and have the right to access the data. Patients can review the data processed and formal applications for access should be made in writing to the practice manager, Lesley Davis . A fee may be charged for this.

The Data Protection Act contains eight Data Protection Principles. These state that all data must be:

  • Processed fairly and lawfully
  • Obtained & used only for specified and lawful purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Accurate and where, necessary, kept up to date
  • Kept for no longer than necessary
  • Processed in accordance with the individuals rights (as defined)
  • Kept secure
  • Transferred only to countries that offer adequate data protection

The Data Protection Act requires that appropriate security measures are in place to safeguard against unauthorised or unlawful access/processing of personal data.

Data Protection Act 1998 Chapter 29

A print version is also available and is published by The Stationery Office Limited as the Data Protection Act 1998 , ISBN 0 10 542998 8.

Braille copies of this Act can also be purchased at the same price as the print edition by contacting TSO Customer Services on 0870 600 5522 or email: [email protected].

Further information about the publication of legislation can be found by referring to the Frequently Asked Questions on the HMSO website.

Information sharing as proposed by NHS England is summarised below:

Summary Care record

This is a NATIONAL system that takes information re a patient’s medication and allergies only, so that it is available if a patient is taken ill anywhere else in the country.

**Patients wishing to OPT OUT should ask for an Opt Out form at reception

Connecting Care Record

This is a LOCAL system that takes the summary information (Priority 1) from a patient’s record. This will be available to local Cambridge Hospitals and local Out of Hours.

**Patients wishing to OPT OUT need to down load the form from Intranet .

Care Data or HSCIC

This is a NATIONAL system that takes identifiable patient information including that regarding chronic diseases, BMI, BP etc into a central system at the HSCIC (Health & Social Care Information Centre) for central “Planning” and “Research”

**Patients wishing to OPT OUT should ask for an Opt Out form at reception

Note: This information may also be passed to private third parties

**Patients wishing to OPT OUT should ask for an Opt Out form at reception

More information can be found at www.nhs.uk/caredata or www.hscic.gov.uk

Or you can speak to staff at the surgery.

Visiting our practice?

 

Please continue to wear a face covering and social distance

 

All of our COVID-19 secure measures remain in place and this will not change when Government guidance changes on 19 July 2021.

 

Patients are asked to continue to wear a face covering, unless they are exempt, and to follow social distancing when visiting our GP Practice.

 

This follows the national Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Guidance for all healthcare settings and will help to ensure the safety of our staff and patients at all times.

 

We are continuing to follow COVID-19 secure measures and they will remain in place until further notice. 

 

Our Walk In service has changed due to COVID and we are unable to offer you a sit and wait service.  If you would like to see a Clinician, please contact 01480 219317 and we will arrange for GP or Advanced Nurse Practitioner to call you back, we currently do have an increase in demand and therefore appointments are limited, so please check to see if you can get an appointment with your own GP first.

 

WALK IN TIMES

Mon-Friday 8AM-9PM

Mon – Friday 6PM-8PM 

Sat & Sun 9AM-4PM 

 

Thank you for your continued support.