This Privacy Notice is to run alongside our standard Pratice Privacy Notice (below)
Our Practice Privacy Notice explains what information we collect about you, how we store this information, how long we retain it and with whom and for which legal purpose we may share it. The document can be downloaded here:
Patient Privacy Notice: t3://file?uid=1117
Please note this runs alongside the Covid19 Privacy Notice (above).
How do I access my medical records
If you want to see your medical records, you should contact us to arrange a date and time to come in and read them.
If you wish to have copies of your medical records, you should contact us to arrange this for you.
You don't have to give a reason for wanting to see your records.
It is also possible to view a summary of your medical record online.
As well as having a copy of your health records, the surgery will also have a summary of any hospital tests, or treatment, that you have had. Any hospitals where you have had treatment, or tests, will also hold records.
To see your hospital health records, you will have to contact the Hospital Trust where you were seen/received treatment
Power of attorney
Your health records are confidential, and members of your family are not allowed to see them unless you give them written permission, or they have power of attorney.
A lasting power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone to make decisions for you, should you become incapable of making decisions yourself.
The person you appoint is known as your attorney. An attorney can make decisions about your finances, property, and welfare. It is very important that you trust the person you appoint so that they do not abuse their responsibility. A legal power of attorney must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before it can be used.
Information available from Biddulph Valley Surgery under the Freedom of Information Act model publication scheme can be obtained from our Practice Manager.
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.
In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.
You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for researching and planning.
One Health and Care
As part of a mandatory, national programme each GP Practice will have to make a summary care record for each patient (unless the patient has already opted out).
Please read further infomrtaion about this by following the links below.
If you wish to opt out, download and complete the opt out form and return to the Practice (see below).
Your GP practice holds copies of your patient health record electronically and in paper format. Both contain the healthcare information about you that your GP needs including your medical history, medications, allergies, immunisations and vaccinations.
If you have previously registered with a different GP in England, upon registering at this practice your electronic health record will, where possible, be transferred automatically from your previous practice through the use of an NHS system called GP2GP.