The General Data Protection Regulation came into force on May 25th 2018.
We understand how important it is to keep your personal information safe and secure and we take this very seriously. We have taken steps to make sure your personal information is looked after in the best possible way and we review this regularly.
Please read our Privacy Notice carefully, as it contains important information about how we use the personal and healthcare information we collect on your behalf and your rights as a patient under the Data Protection Act 2018.
If you require a copy of our privacy notice emailed to you or read aloud please call the surgery.
Data Sharing (from 1st May 2018)
From May 1st 2018, your GP held health record was made available to other healthcare professionals who use the SystmOne clinical computer system e.g. district nurses, community matrons, health visitors and podiatrists etc. Sharing of information in this way is designed to ensure that the healthcare professional looking after you has the most relevant information, enabling them to provide you with the most appropriate care. In order to view your record the member of staff must be directly involved in your care and you must have given your permission for your GP record to be viewed.
HEALTHCARE ORGANISATIONS NOT SITUATED IN THE LOCAL AREA MAY ALSO REQUIRE A VERIFICATION (security) CODE WHICH WILL BE SENT AS A TEXT TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE. PLEASE ENSURE THAT WE HOLD YOUR CORRECT MOBILE NUMBER.
If you require a copy of our data sharing information emailed to you or read aloud please call the surgery.
If you are not sure if you wish your information to be shared in this way, please have a look at the “How we use your medical records” leaflet which includes an opt-out form. Please return the form to Reception. If you have previously asked us not to share your record, then your opt-out has already been recorded.
More information can also be found on the NHS choices website
Dorset Care Record
Dorset Care Record (DCR) is an electronic record linking health and social care information from Dorset General Practices (doctors’ surgeries), Borough of Poole Council, Bournemouth Borough Council, Dorset County Council, Dorset County Hospital, Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Poole Hospital, and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals to improve care in Dorset. For more information visit the Dorset Care Record website.