To see more about how we look after and use your data, please see our Privacy Notice and our practice leaflets page and for more details. We have also produced a short transparency statement to summarise how the NHS and care services use your information. During the Coronavirus outbreak we have written this additional COVID-19 Privacy Notice.
Sharing your data
Your patient record is held securely and confidentially on our practice computer system. You can read more about this in our 'How we handle your data' leaflet.
Two schemes (one local and one national) are now in place to enable electronic sharing of certain elements of your medical record, should you require treatment in another NHS healthcare setting such as an out of county A&E Department or a local hospital. You must give, or withold, your consent to both of these systems before your registration can be competed. This can be done by completing and returning the choice form
(patient leaflets and website information are available about both of these data sharing systems - the Summary Care Record and the Oxfordshire Care Summary, e.g. SCR Patient Leaflet and SCR website, e.g. OCS Patient Leaflet and OCS website).
We also participate in another local initiative which makes it possible for health professionals working from the 'out-of-hours' health centres in Oxford and Abingdon to view (with your permission) your GP medical record if treating you when we are closed. We have provided more information about this record sharing arrangement and details of how to opt out, and the organisers - OxFed - have also produced this leaflet.
Patients with diabetes should know that we also participate in the National Diabetes Audit which involves additional data sharing.
Our practice is collaborating with NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) which is providing NHS numbers to us of those patients that may be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing prescriptions. The information is obtained from NHS prescriptions submitted to the NHSBSA. A member of our clinical team will contact these patients soon to explain the benefits of this service.
A very useful website has been created explaining all the ways in which your medical data may be shared at: http://www.nhsdatasharing.info/