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General Data Protection

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations and is a new piece of legislation that will supersede the Data Protection Act.  It will not only apply to the UK and EU; it covers anywhere in the world in which data about EU citizens is processed.

The GDPR is similar to the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 (which the practice already complies with), but strengthens many of the DPA's principles. The main changes are:

  • Practices must comply with subject access requests
  • Where we need your consent to process data, this consent must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous
  • There are new, special protections for patient data
  • The information Commissioner's Office must be notified within 72 hours of a data breach
  • Higher fines for data breaches - up to 20 million euros

What is 'patient data'?

Patient data is information that relates to a single person, such as his/her diagnosis, name, age, earlier medical history etc.

What is consent?

Consent is permission from a patient - an individual's consent is defined as "any freely given specific and informed indication of his wishes by which the data subject signifies his agreement to personal data relating to him being processed."

The changes in GDPR mean that we must get explicit permission from patients when using their data.  This is to protect your righto privacy, and we may ask you to provide consent to do certain things, like contact you or record certain information about you for your clinical records.

Individuals also have the right to withdraw their consent at any time.

Contact us

Person to contact regarding Data Protection matters:

Lennie Edwards, Practice Manager

The Bridges Medical Practice

26 Commercial Road

WeymouthDT4 7DW

01305 774411

thebridgesmedicalcentre@gp-j81073.nhs.uk


THE BRIDGES MEDICAL PRACTICE

PRIVACY NOTICE

The link below explains who we are, why information is collected about you, the ways in which this information may be used, who it is shared with and how we keep it safe.  It also explains how the practice uses the information we hold about you, how you go about accessing this information if you wish to see it and to have any inaccuracies corrected or erased.

The Bridges Medical Practice Privacy Notice


                                             DORSET CARE RECORD                        Easy Read Leaflet

 

How it works now?

Details about your care are held every time your visit a health care service like:

GP, Pharmacy, Hospital or Mental Health Service.

Your details are held with lots of different health care services.

This has meant that:

  • It can take longer to give you the right treatment
  • You may have to repeat yourself.
  • You may have to remember what care your have been given in the past.

What is the Dorset Care Record?

The Dorset Care Record is a safe way to keep all of your health care details in one place like:

  • Your contact details
  • Your care needs
  • A list of your medical conditions
  • A list of your medications
  • A list of your allergies
  • Test results
  • Any referrals, clinic letters and discharge information
  • History of your treatment

Why do we need it?

We know the health care in Dorset can be better.

The Dorset Care Record will mean that:

  • Health care professionals will be able to use their time spent with you in a better way.
  • Health and Social Care workers can make safer decisions about your care.
  • Reduce mistakes

What are the other benefits?

  • You get the right treatment, by the right person at the right time.
  • In time, people will be able to manage their own health care more easily.
  • You won't have to repeat your story.
  • You can look at your care records at anytime.
  • Less paperwork.

Things you might want to know

  • Your information will be held on a safe computer system. A secure password will be used to protect your information.
  • Health and Social Care professionals will only be able to see your details when they need it.
  • You do not have to share your information with the Dorset Care Record.
  • You must tell us if you do not want to share your details.
  • See the consent options leaflet for more information. (you can find this on the website link below)

Who is making the Dorset Care Record?

Lots of services ae working together to make the Dorset Care Record.

Some of these services are:

Dorset County Council

Bournemouth Borough Council

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Service

Ten things you might want to know about the Dorset Care Record

https://news.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/dorset-care-record/files/2018/05/Ten-things-you-might-want-to-know-about-the-DCR.pdf

For more information check out the website at:

www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/dorset-care-record

Send an email to:

dorsetcarrecord@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Write to them at:

The Dorset Care Record Partnership

County Hall

Colliton Park

Dorchester

Dorset

DT1 1XJ


For information on our Privacy Notice for Children please click the link below

Privacy Information Leaflet for Children



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