Your Data, Confidentiality and Shared Records

How The Bovey Tracey & Chudleigh Practice uses your information to provide you with healthcare

Patient Privacy Notice (PDF, 158KB)

General Data Protection Regulation Poster (PDF, 289KB)

Privacy Notice - COVID 19 Pandemic Data Handling

All information about patients is confidential, from the most sensitive diagnosis, to the fact that a patient has visited the surgery or is registered with the practice. The duty of confidentiality owed to a person under the age of 16 years is as great as the duty to any other person. For the effective functioning of a multi-disciplinary team it is often necessary that information about you is shared between members of the practice and local healthcare team.

Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential; anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential.

The only circumstances where your information may be shared without consent are:

  • When it is a statutory requirement or is in response to a court order
  • When the public interest in passing on the information outweighs the duty of confidentiality to the patient.

A copy of the Practice Confidentiality Policy is available in each surgery, and further information can be obtained from the primary care manager.

Shared Records

This Practice is part of the local shared record initiative. This means that it is possible for you to give permission for other health care professionals to view your GP health record when they are providing you with care. Please see the leaflet and consent form below for more information.

NHS Patient Information Sharing - My Choices (PDF, 247KB)

Making Your Local Health Record Work Better For You (PDF, 665KB)

Devon and Cornwall Care Records

This Practice is part of a new NHS and social care system that has been introduced in Devon and Cornwall to improve the way you receive care.

The Devon and Cornwall Care Record is a secure computer system that brings together information about your health and care and presents it as a single record.

Previously, it was difficult to share information about your health and care between different areas of the system.

Now, healthcare staff can see the details held by GP practices, hospitals and other health and care organisations across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Having a more complete view of your medical history helps healthcare professionals identify problems more effectively and make quicker diagnoses. For instance, they can see which allergies you suffer from, and any treatment and medication you have received.

 

As well as making treatment safer, the care you receive will be more co-ordinated, giving you a smoother journey through the health system.

 

This means that it is possible for you to give permission for other health care professionals to view your GP health record when they are providing you with care.

For further detail, visit the Devon and Cornwall Care Record website at www.devonandcornwallcarerecord.nhs.uk

 

Access to Medical Records

Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Patients must always give written consent for any information to be given to third parties.

Access to Medical Records Form (PDF, 116KB)

Data Protection Officer: Rebekah Lovewell, DELT Shared Services Ltd

Website Privacy Notice (PDF, 87KB)

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