FAIR PROCESSING NOTICE FOR PATIENTS
Your Information, Your Rights
Our Fair Processing Notice explains why we collect information about you and how that information may be used to deliver your direct care and manage the local health and social care system.
The notice reflects:
• What information we collect about you;
• How and why we use that information;
• How we retain your information and keep it secure;
• Who we share your information with and why we do this.
The notice also explains your rights in relation to consent to use your information, the right to control who can see your data and how to seek advice and support if you feel that your information has not been used appropriately.
A full copy of the Fair Processing Notice is available by clicking here or from reception at the surgery.
National Opt-Out You can choose whether your confidential information is used for research and planning.
Who can use your confidential patient information for research and planning?
It is used by the NHS, local authorities, university and hospital researchers, medical colleges and pharmaceutical companies researching new treatments.
Make your opt-out choice
You can choose to opt out of sharing your confidential patient information for research and planning. There may still be times when your confidential information is used: for example, during an epidemic where there might be a risk to you or other people’s health. You can still consent to take patient in a specific research project.
Will choosing the opt-out affect your treatment and care?
No, your confidential patient information will still be used for your individual care. Choosing to opt out will not affect your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.
What should you do next?
You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your confidential patient 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 choice at any time. To find out more or to make your choice visit nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or call 0300 303 5678