The practice stores information on a computer to support medical care, prepare prescriptions, arrange appointments and recall data. Information held by us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is being held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.
Under the Data Protection Act 2018, we are obliged to keep your data confidential. Test results will only be given to the patient, unless prior written authorisation has been given to disclose to a third party. Staff are required to treat your information in the strictest confidence. Failure to do so can result in dismissal.
Confidential patient information may be needed for the purpose of public health. Information disclosed will be kept to a minimum.
Our full privacy statement is available from any of our surgeries, or on the Privacy Notice page.
Our records relating to your health care are held in a system called EMIS Web provided by a company called EMIS Health, Rawdon House, Green Lane, Yeadon Leeds LS19 7BY. This system is one of four nationally accredited systems used by GPs for the purpose of holding records. The system has numerous safeguards to ensure your records are held securely and confidentially, for example only appropriately authorised members of the care team are able to access your records, and an Audit trail is kept showing who has accessed your record.
Recent improvements to the system’s functionality mean that GPs and other health professionals working for other organisations providing care in Barnsley can also view your record as long as they are directly involved in your care. This will ensure you receive the highest standards of care since everyone involved in your care will have access to complete and up to date information. It also means you won’t have to repeat details of your medical history multiple times. All organisations sharing data in this way work to the same high standards of data security and confidentiality. If you do not wish your information to be shared in this way please speak to Tracy McCaffrey on 01226 288651 email: email@example.com.