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GDPR and Data Choice Proxy Authorisations


General Data Protection Regulation- Introduced 25th MAY 2018

The new General Data Protection Regulation has been implemented at the Practice and is there to protect patients and staff. New guidelines state that all information is confidential and in order for staff to make appointments, order prescriptions or discuss any other things relating to a patient record then they have to be speaking to the Patient or have written permission from the patient to speak to a specific person. All staff are unable to discuss anything with any other members of the family or friends. This information will be updated regularly to ensure proper implementation at the practice.

Proxy Access and Signed Authority to speak on patients behalf

Patients who have medical conditions and difficulties with communication and telecomunications can authorise a dedicated person to speak on their behalf at their Practice. Moor Park Medical Practice has a form that patients and caeres can complete authorising another person to speak on their behalf. This form is signed by thepatient and caere and is scanned on to the records, a note is also made on the home page stating this information. Patients Online access is accessible by proxy up to the age of 12 and then individual access is given, each person has their own password and username from the age of 12. Gillick competant is assessed 

Your Data Matters to the NHS

Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.

How your data is used

Information about your individual care such as treatment and diagnoses is collected about you whenever you use health and care services. It is also used to help us and other organisations for research and planning such as research into new treatments, deciding where to put GP clinics and planning for the number of doctors and nurses in your local hospital.  It is only used in this way when there is a clear legal basis to use the information to help improve health and care for you, your family and future generations.

Wherever possible we try to use data that does not identify you, but sometimes it is necessary to use your confidential patient information.

You have a choice

You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your information is used. If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can choose to opt out securely online or through a telephone service. You can change your mind about your choice at any time.

Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment?

No, choosing to opt out will not affect how information is used to support your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.

What do you need to do?

If you are happy for your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you do not need to do anything.

To find out more about the benefits of data sharing, how data is protected, or to make/change your opt-out choice visit

Download a copy of the patient leaflet

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