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Practice Charter & Privacy Notice

Practice Responsibilities to Patients

To be treated with respect by GP’s employees and other providers of Health Services

    • Absolute confidentiality maintained at all times and your right to privacy respected.
    • To be provided with safe, clean, comfortable premises offering access for the disabled.
    • We aim to see patients within 20 minutes of their appointment time. Where there is a delay, patients will be kept informed by the receptionist.
    • Urgent cases will be seen on the same day. We aim to see non-urgent cases within 48 hours.
    • To be seen by the doctor of your choice whenever possible. There are some pre-bookable appointments available with all doctors up to four weeks in advance.

 

Primary Care Network (PCN)

We are a member of a Primary Care Network (PCN).  This means we will be working closely with a number of other Practices and health and care organisations to provide healthcare services to you.  During the course of our work we may share your information with these Practices and health care organisations/professionals.  We will only share this information where it relates to your direct healthcare needs.   When we do this, we will always ensure that appropriate agreements are in place to protect your information and keep it safe and secure. This is also what the Law requires us to do.

If you would like to know more about the PCN we belong to and see the information the PCN holds about you please contact the Data Protection Officer.

Like so many other practices in the UK, we are a member of a Primary Care Network (PCN).  In other words, we work closely with a number of other Practices and health and care organisations to provide healthcare services to you.  During the course of our work we may share your information with these Practices and health care organisations/professionals.  We will only share this information where it relates to your direct healthcare needs. 

When we do this, we will always ensure that appropriate agreements are in place to protect your information and keep it safe and secure. This is also what the Law requires us to do. If you would like to see the information the PCN holds about you please contact the Data Protection Officer (contact details under item number 2). See also your rights as a patient listed below.

Patients Responsibilities

    • Where an appointment has been made at the practice, the patient is responsible for keeping it or giving adequate notice that they cannot attend, so it may be made available to another patient.
    • We have a ‘one patient one appointment ‘policy. If another family member needs to be seen they must make a separate appointment.
    • Patients are responsible for their children’s behaviour whilst on the premises, to ensure theirs safety and the right of a calm atmosphere for other patients.
    • Patients are requested to keep home visits for serious illness and infirmity and attend surgery where possible.
      • Please treat reception staff with courtesy. It is not their fault if a surgery is delayed.

Privacy Notice

We understand how important it is to keep your personal information safe and secure and we take this very seriously. We have taken steps to make sure your personal information is looked after in the best possible way and we review this regularly.
Please read this privacy notice (‘Privacy Notice’) carefully, as it contains important information about how we use the personal and healthcare information we collect on your behalf.

WHY WE ARE PROVIDING THIS PRIVACY NOTICE


We are required to provide you with this Privacy Notice by Law. It explains how we use the personal and healthcare information we collect, store and hold about you. If you are unclear about how we process or use your personal and healthcare information, or you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or any other issue regarding your personal and healthcare information, then please do contact our Data Protection Officer (details below).

DPO: Rachael Nicholson - Rachael.Nicholson@bradford.nhs.uk

“How the NHS and care services use your information”

Whenever you use a health or care service, such as attending Accident & Emergency or using Community Care services, important information about you is collected in a patient record for that service. Collecting this information helps to ensure you get the best possible care and treatment.

The information collected about you when you use these services can also be used and provided to other organisations for purposes beyond your individual care, for instance to help with:

 

  • improving the quality and standards of care provided
  • research into the development of new treatments
  • preventing illness and diseases
  • monitoring safety
  • planning services

 

This may only take place when there is a clear legal basis to use this information. All these uses help to provide better health and care for you, your family and future generations. Confidential patient information about your health and care is only used like this where allowed by law.

 

Most of the time, anonymised data is used for research and planning so that you cannot be identified in which case your confidential patient information isn’t needed.

 

You have a choice about whether you want your confidential patient information to be used in this way. If you are happy with this use of information you do not need to do anything. If you do choose to opt out your confidential patient information will still be used to support your individual care.

To find out more or to register your choice to opt out, please visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters.  On this web page you will:

  •   See what is meant by confidential patient information
  •   Find examples of when confidential patient information is used for individual care and examples of when it is used for purposes beyond individual care
  •   Find out more about the benefits of sharing data
  •   Understand more about who uses the data
  •   Find out how your data is protected
  •   Be able to access the system to view, set or change your opt-out setting
  •   Find the contact telephone number if you want to know any more or to set/change your opt-out by phone
  •   See the situations where the opt-out will not apply

 

You can also find out more about how patient information is used at:

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/information-about-patients/ (which covers health and care research); and

https://understandingpatientdata.org.uk/what-you-need-know (which covers how and why patient information is used, the safeguards and how decisions are made)

 

You can change your mind about your choice at any time.

 

Data being used or shared for purposes beyond individual care does not include your data being shared with insurance companies or used for marketing purposes and data would only be used in this way with your specific agreement.

Fair Processing Notice Adult

Fair Processing Notice Child



 
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