THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998 – INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
Doctors, Nurses and Health Care Assistants use the Practice computer system to record clinical data on patients.
Practice staff use the computer system to:- Prepare prescriptions, arrange appointments, recall patients’ personal data, e.g. cervical smears, immunisations, etc, transfer paper documentation onto computer, e.g. Consultants’ letters
As part of your care, when you come to the surgery, information about you is shared between members of a Health Care Team, some of whom you may not meet. It may be used to help train any staff involved in your care. Information we collect may also be used after you have been treated to help us maintain and improve the quality of our care, to plan services, or to research into new developments.
All information is treated as strictly confidential, and is not given to anyone who does not need it. If you have any concerns, please ask your Doctor, or the person caring for you. Under the Data Protection Act (1998).
The Hedon Group Practice is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any information we hold about you.