Privacy: How your information is shared so that this practice can meet legal requirements
The law requires Brocklebank Primary Care Network to share information from your medical records in certain circumstances. Information is shared so that the NHS or Public Health England can, for example:
- plan and manage services;
- check that the care being provided is safe;
- prevent infectious diseases from spreading.
We will share information with NHS Digital, the Care Quality Commission and local health protection team (or Public Health England) when the law requires us to do so. Please see below for more information.
We must also share your information if a court of law orders us to do so.
- NHS Digital is a national body which has legal responsibilities to collect information about health and social care services.
- It collects information from across the NHS in England and provides reports on how the NHS is performing. These reports help to plan and improve services to patients.
- This practice must comply with the law and will send data to NHS Digital, for example, when it is told to do so by the Secretary of State for Health or NHS England under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
- More information about NHS Digital and how it uses information
- The law requires us to share data for public health reasons, for example to prevent the spread of infectious diseases or other diseases which threaten the health of the population.
- We will report the relevant information to local health protection team or Public Health England.
- More information about Public Health England and disease reporting
|Controller contact details||
Brocklebank Practice, 249 Garratt Lane London SW18 4DU
Tel 0203 818 8270
|Data Protection Officer contact details||Practice Manager at Brocklebank Practice|
|Purpose of the processing||Compliance with legal obligations or court order.|
|The Lawfulness Conditions and Special Categories||
The following sections of the GDPR mean that we can share information when the law tells us to.
Article 6(1)(c) – ‘processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject…’
Article 9(2)(h) – ‘processing is necessary for the purpose of preventative…medicine…the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services...’
|Recipient or categories of recipients of the shared data||
|Rights to object||
There are very limited rights to object when the law requires information to be shared but government policy allows some rights of objection as set out below.
Care Quality Commission
|Right to access and correction||
|Retention period||GP medical records will be kept in line with the law and national guidance.|
|Right to Complain||
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office
INDEX - Policies
- Call Recording Policy
- Chaperone Policy
- Complaints to the Practice
- Net GP Earnings
- Named Allocated GP
- Data Choices
- Summary Care Record Preferences
- Access to Medical Records
- Care Quality Commission
- Complaints, Subject Access Requests and Freedom of Information
- Direct Care Emergencies
- Direct Care Routine and Referrals
- National Screening and Reporting
- Legal Requirements
- Litigation and Claims
- NHS Digital
- Patient Communication
- Patient Participation Group
- Proxy Ordering
- Reporting Gunshot and Knife Wounds
- Risk Stratification
- Use of Covid Data for Research Purposes
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