Data Protection

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.

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.

How we use your medical records

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 CouncilBournemouth Borough CouncilDorset County CouncilDorset County HospitalDorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation TrustNHS 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