Privacy notice - the Practice's commitment to Information Governance
How we use your information
This privacy notice explains why we as a Practice collect information about our patients and how we use that information.
Ilkley & Wharfedale Medical Practice manages patient information in accordance with existing laws and with guidance from organisations that govern the provision of healthcare in England such as the Department of Health and the General Medical Council.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and will only use information collected lawfully in accordance with:
- Data Protection Act 2018
- GDPR 2018
- Health and Social Care Act 2012
- Human Rights Act 1998
- Common Law Duty of Confidentiality
- NHS Codes of Confidentiality and Information Security
As data controllers, GPs have fair processing responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR 2018. In practice, this means ensuring that your personal confidential data (PCD) is handled clearly and transparently, and in a reasonably expected way.
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 changed the way that personal confidential data is processed, therefore it is important that our patients are aware of and understand these changes, and that you have an opportunity to object and know how to do so.
Please click on the following links for the practice privacy notices:
Further information about the way in which the NHS uses personal information and your rights in that respect can be found in:
- The NHS Care Record Guarantee: http://www.nigb.nhs.uk/pubs/nhscrg.pdf
- The NHS Constitution: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england
- NHS Digital's Guide to Confidentiality in Health & Social Care gives more information on the rules around information sharing: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/article/4979/assuring-information
An independent review of how information about patients is shared across the health and care system led by Dame Fiona Caldicott was conducted in 2012. The report, Information: To share or not to share? The Information Governance Review can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-information-governance-review
NHS England - Better Data, Informed Commissioning, Driving Improved Outcomes: Clinical Data Sets provides further information about the data flowing within the NHS to support commissioning.
Please visit the NHS Digital website for further information about their work. Information about their responsibility for collecting data from across the health and social care system can be found.
The Information Commissioner's Office is the Regulator for the Data Protection Act 2018 and offer independent advice and guidance on the law and personal data, including your rights and how to access your personal information. For further information please visit www.ico.org.uk