Data Protection/Managing Your Information


How we use your medical records

Important information for patients

  • This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.
  • We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.
  • In some circumstances, we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill.
  • We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe.
  • You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record.
  • You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.
  • You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.
  • You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
  • For more information please see the practice privacy notice, below, or speak to a member of staff for more information.
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System has commissioned the Joy Digital Platform. Joy is a social prescribing software and is a tool to refer patients to non-clinical services and manage caseloads. Joy can be used to add data to the patient’s electronic health record but it is not a replica or substitution for a patient’s medical record. Information added to the patient’s medical record by Joy does form part of the medical record and the system administrators in EMIS and SystmOne will be configuring their clinical systems to allow patient’s to access their medical record in line with the current legislation changes.

Opting out of sharing your data

There have been posts on social media with false information about opting out of sharing your data with the NHS.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • There is no 30 September deadline for opting out of sharing your data. You can opt out at any time.
  • NHS Digital will never sell your data.
  • There are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It’s only shared securely and safely.
  • Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research.

Find out more information on the NHS website

You can also make or change a choice for yourself by phoning the NHS Digital Contact Centre.

The phone number is 0300 303 5678 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).

A member of staff can:

  • help you use the online service
  • make or change a choice on your behalf
  • print and post a form to you

GDPR DP practice Subject Access Request Policy

GDPR Practice Privacy Notice