Newhall Surgery Website
We hope this website helps you to find the information you need quickly and easily. You can order repeat prescriptions online, download registration forms, cancel existing appointments, change the contact details we hold for you and much more.
There is a wealth of information about medical conditions and diseases in our patient information leaflets as well as all the latest practice news and developments.
We are always looking to improve our services so please fill in our patient survey or leave some feedback on our contact page. We hope that with your help and co-operation we will be able to make this website a better place for all your online needs.
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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO YOUR
“TO DECIDE HOW YOUR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
WILL BE USED AND STORED”
Newhall Surgery will be required to supply patients’ personal and confidential medical Information, on a regular and continuous basis, to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
This information will be extracted from the practice in a form that will include your NHS number, date of birth, postcode and gender.
Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, Newhall Surgery has NO CHOICE but to allow the HSCIC to extract this information. The programme, called care.data, is administered by the HSCIC using software and services provided by a private sector company (ATOS).
The data will be stored on HSCIC national servers and not on GP systems. The HSCIC will administer the data, and states it intends to use it “for planning health services and for research”.
This is known as “secondary uses” of your medical records.
Once the data has been extracted, Newhall Surgery is no longer the data controller for that information, and cannot control or protect in any way how that information is used, shared or who has access to it.
The HSCIC WILL BE the data controller for your uploaded information and will have total control over it.
Although Newhall Surgery cannot object to this information leaving the practice, YOU CAN. Individual patients and their families can instruct Newhall Surgery to prohibit the transfer of your data,
You have the right to opt-out.
Opting-out will have no effect on the medical care that you receive either from Newhall Surgery or from anywhere else within the NHS or private sector.
If you do nothing, i.e. you do not opt out, then your medical information WILL BE extracted and uploaded to the HSCIC on a continuing basis.
There is a lot of information available about care.data, which you may choose to refer to before you decide on whether you wish to opt out or not. The initial date information was to be uploaded was 07.11.13. However we are now aware that the date has been extended so please return the opt out form as soon as possible if you want to opt out.
Web-links to this information are included in this factsheet
How do I opt out? Click on the following Link - fill in the opt out form and return the form to reception. Opt Out Form
Information about care.data
· Patient information booklet (“How information about you helps us to provide better care”)
· Patient “FAQs”
· Web site: http://www.nhs.uk/caredata
EMIS National User Group
· Patient information booklet
· Web site: http://tinyurl.com/nugcdweb
· Patient leaflet
· Web site: http://medconfidential.org/
(Site updated 24/02/2014)