As data controllers, GPs have fair processing responsibilities under the Data Protection Act and GDPR law 2018. This means ensuring that your personal confidential data (PCD) is handled in ways that are safe, transparent and what you would reasonably expect. Please find document below.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and your information
The ICO recognise the unprecedented challenges the NHS and other health professionals are facing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The ICO also recognises that ‘Public bodies may require additional collection and sharing of personal data to protect against serious threats to public health’
In order to look after your healthcare needs we may therefore need to share your personal information including medical records with clinical and non clinical staff in Practices from surrounding locality including Practices within any Primary Network to which your Practice belongs.
Please be assured that we will only share information and health data that is necessary to meet your healthcare needs. Please also note that the data protection and electronic communication laws do not stop us from sending public health messages to you, either by phone, text or email as these messages are not direct marketing.
It may also be necessary , where the latest technology allows us to do so, to use your information and health data to facilitate digital consultations and diagnoses and we will always do this with your security in mind.
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