The Government has given itself the power to extract confidential information
from your clinical records which it can use for what ever purposes it considers
appropriate. We have no power to object at Practice level. You can
individually opt out of this process by informing us of your wishes. If you
do nothing you will be opted in.
If you wish to opt out please email us on
(preferred) or inform our Receptionists. Please note that we cannot
accept requests on behalf of any other competent adult, even your
You must indicate clearly which of the following codes you wish added to your
"Dissent from secondary use of GP patient identifiable data" (Read Code:
"Dissent from disclosure of personal confidential data by Health and Social Care
Information Centre" (Read code 9Nu4 )
If you wish to opt back in then ask for the following code(s) to be added:
"Withdraw dissent from secondary use of GP patient identifiable data" (Read code
"Dissent withdrawn from disclosure of personal confidential data by Health and
Social Care Information Centre" (Read code 9Nu5 )
We cannot contact any other NHS organisation on your behalf
regarding this issue and we do not control their data.
Please see the Patient
Information Leaflet here and
A comprehensive description of how information is shared from GP databases is
given on the
Falkland Surgery (Newbury) website (as of 14.Feb 2014)
A very comprehensive description of what is planned for care.data and what you
can do about it is given on Dr
Neil Bhatia's website along with numerous other links and references.
regret we have no further information to give you.
We have a duty of confidentiality to you our patients. We
regard this as being of the utmost importance. We would like to make a few
points about this.
We are frequently asked for reports by insurance companies,
solicitors, employers etc. Before providing these reports we shall require
written consent. Where the consent does not appear to make clear the full extent
we may ask for more explicit consent direct from the patient or his representative.
For example solicitors frequently request copies of the entire medical record
even though you may imagine they have only requested copies of the records
pertaining to the accident/event.
We cannot provide information to relatives and spouses without
You have a right to examine your notes according to the
provisions of the Data
Protection Act 1998.
Members of staff may need access to patient's medical records
for administrative purposes. Staff from the Health Authority, who are fully
trained and authorised and have a duty of confidentiality, may be involved in
ensuring that claims for payment made by the practice correspond to the services provided.
We respect the privacy and anonymity of users of this website. We do not use
cookies. We do not require users to register at our site. The information (the
names, email addresses or any other contact information, personal or medical
data) provided to us voluntarily by our visitors in their communications with us
is securely stored and not shared with any third party.
21 November 2014