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Confidentiality and Data Protection

NHS - Sharing your Information

Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

Sharing Information poster

To watch a video with information on how your information is shared click the link below -

Sharing your information video

For further information, please use the following links -

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PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY AND DATA PROTECTION

All patient information is considered to be confidential and we comply fully with the Data Protection Act. All employees have access to this information in relation to their role and have signed a confidentiality agreement. Information may be shared, in confidence, with other NHS organisations in the interests of patient care.

Please note that it is the Practices's policy to record all telephone calls for the purpose of patient and staff care, security, and dispute resolution. Recordings and their use will be at the partners' discretion and will also comply with practice's Data protection Registration.

The Practice will ask you for personal information so that you can receive appropriate care and treatment. This information is held on the Practice’s computerised Medical Information System. Information concerning your medical history may also be shared with relevant secondary care providers i.e. hospitals etc.

The Practice is registered under the Data Protection Act. The Practice will ensure that the patient confidentiality is maintained at all times by all the members of the Practice Team.

Linden Medical Centre's Responsiblity

Linden Medical Centre will ensure that employees fully understand all their responsibilities with regard to confidential data. The employees will sign a written statement of the responsibilities they are undertaking towards the security of the data.

The organisation will also ensure that arrangments are in place for the confidential disposal of any paper waste generated at work.

Linden Medical Centre will strictly apply the rules of confidentiality and in general will not release patient information to a third party without proper valid and informed consent, unless this is within the statutory exempted categories such as in the public interest, in which case the release of the information and the reasons for it will be individually and specifically documented and authorised by the responsible clinician.

We will not divulge your information to any organisation or body outside the NHS without you written consent

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Practice Fair Processing and Privacy Notice

Please click here to view our Fair Processing and Privacy Notice

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION - PUBLICATION SCHEME.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges the Practice to produce a Publication Scheme. A publication Scheme is a guide to the ‘classes’ of information the Practice intends to routinely make available. You can view the current scheme by clicking on the link below:

FOI Publication Scheme

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