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Mon - Fri 8.00am - 6.00pm
Sat 8.30am - 12.00pm (by appointment)
Tel (24 hrs): 01733 264506
Fax: 01733 266728
Bretton Health Centre
Why we collect information about you. We aim to provide you with highest quality of health care. To do this we must keep records about you, about your health and about the care we have provided to you or plan to provide to you.
These records may include:
It is good practice for people in the NHS who provide care to:
The people who care for you use your records to:
Some information will be held centrally and be used for statistical purposes. In these instances, strict measures are taken to ensure that individual patients cannot be identified from the information.
Wherever possible, we use anonymous information but on occasions we may need to use personally identifiable information for essential NHS purposes such as research and auditing. However, this information will only be used with your consent, unless
the law requires us to pass on the information.
You have the right to confidentiality under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), the Human Rights Act 1998 and the common law duty of confidence (the Disability Discrimination and the Race Relations Acts may also apply).You also have the right to ask for a copy of all records held about you, although you may have to pay a fee.
Your request must be made in writing to the organisation who is holding your information
There may be a charge to have a printed copy of the information held about you.
The organisation is required to respond to you within 40 days of your request. You will need to give adequate information (for example your full name, your full postal address, your date of birth and for NHS number). You will be required to provide ID before any information is released to you. If you feel that any of the information is inaccurate or incorrect, please inform the organisation who is holding your information.
The Data Protection Act 1998 requires organisations to notify the Information Commissioner of the purposes for which they process personal information.
The details are publicly available from:
Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to:
We will not share information that identifies you for any reason, unless:-
We may share information with the following main Partner Organisations:
Strategic Health Authorities
NHS Trusts including Hospitals and Primary Care
Special Health Authorities
We may also share your information, with your consent and subject to strict sharing protocols about how it will be used, with:
Voluntary Sector Providers
Anyone who receives information from us also has a legal duty to keep it Confidential.
The Freedom of Information Act, gives the general right of access to all types of recorded information held by the Practice. The intention of the Act is to encourage a spirit of openness and transparency in the NHS and the whole public sector. Our organisation aims to fully support this. The public have had full access rights from January 2005.This means that more information will be routinely and freely made available. This is subject to some exemptions, which are outlined below. Any individual or organisation can make a request for information. The applicant does not have to explain why this information is requested. The Act gives the right to: