Your Data Matters to the NHS
Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.
How your data is used
Information about your individual care such as treatment and diagnoses is collected about you whenever you use health and care services. It is also used to help us and other organisations for research and planning such as research into new treatments, deciding where to put GP clinics and planning for the number of doctors and nurses in your local hospital. It is only used in this way when there is a clear legal basis to use the information to help improve health and care for you, your family and future generations.
Wherever possible we try to use data that does not identify you, but sometimes it is necessary to use your confidential patient information.
You have a choice
You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your information is used. If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can choose to opt out securely online or through a telephone service. You can change your mind about your choice at any time.
Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment?
No, choosing to opt out will not affect how information is used to support your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.
What do you need to do?
If you are happy for your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you do not need to do anything.
To find out more about the benefits of data sharing, how data is protected, or to make/change your opt-out choice visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
GDPR - what it means for you
Camberwell Green Surgery will ensure it keeps and maintains all patient data in a secure, private and confidential environment at all times and will not pass, sell or transmit any patient data to any individual, organisation or company at any time, unless that patient has given personal signed consent to an Insurance, Legal or other official body/company/organisation to use such respective patient data/notes for purpose of seeking a lawful claim or other lawful purpose. (Any patient may seek application to see or hold copies of their data held by this organisation via completion of the requisite application form).
Like other GP Practices and organisations that have access to patient/customer data, we are now "GDPR" compliant, this being in line with the new "General Data Protection Regulations" (GDPR). These supercede the Data Protection Act 1998.
GDPR requires us, the Practice, to ensure at all times your personal data, notes and records are safe, secure and protected and not given or shared with any other agency or company.
We will only ever share patient data, records, notes etc, and only with the patients' prior consent, with an NHS hospital/secondary care department(s) or other local associated healthcare providor that you use/are seen by, or with a relevant insurance or other legal organisation(s) when they are working on your behalf.
At no other times is any patient information passed or used by anyone outside the Practice.
Download a copy of the patient leaflet
How information about you helps us to provide better care
Care Data - Frequently Asked Questions
Opt Out Form - Download, complete and return to the practice