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Practice Policies

Subject Access to Medical Records

You should complete the form below if you want us to supply you with a copy of any personal data we hold about you.

You are entitled to receive this information under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on 25 May 2018.

We will also provide you with information about any processing of your personal data that is being carried out, the retention periods which apply to your personal data, and any rights to rectification, erasure, or restriction of processing that may exist.

We will endeavour to respond promptly and in any event within one month of the latest of the following:

  •      Our receipt of your written request; or
  •     Our receipt of any further information we may ask you to provide to enable us to comply with your request.

The information you supply in this form will only be used for the purposes of identifying the personal data you are requesting and responding to your request. You are not obliged to complete this form to make a request, but doing so will make it easier for us to process your request quickly.

Subject Access to Records Form

 

Violence Policy

The NHS operates a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse.  The practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety. In this situation we will notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list, and record in the patient’s medical records the facts around the removal and the circumstances leading to it.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 aims to produce a culture of openness in public bodies, by providing members of the public with the right to access information held. The main purpose behind this is to show how public money is being used.

GP practices, although not government owned, are considered to be “public bodies” for the purposes of this Act. Therefore members of the public (not necessarily patients) can request information from them. This right came into force in 2005.

GP practices are required to make information available via a “publication scheme”. This may be held in paper form or by electronic means. It will include information commonly requested and is available on request.

The practice’s publication scheme follows the model scheme for GP practices approved by the Information Commissioner.

Publication Freedom of Information Act



 
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