Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.
It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.
Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or download the opt out form below, complete it and return it to the practice
We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.
Privacy Notices & General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
From 25th May 2018 data protection laws are being updated and the practice must comply with the new GDPR rules.
Patients do not need to take any action unless they wish to change any of their preferences. These updates refer to how we collect, store and handle your personal data.
Please click on the links below to access this documentation.
Privacy Notice - Rillwood Medical Centre
Privacy Notice - Direct Care
Privacy Notice - Emergencies
Privacy Notice - Public Health
Privacy Notice - National Screening
Privacy Notice - Research
Privacy Notice - NHS Digital
Privacy Notice - Care Quality Commission
How We Use Your Health Records
Opt Out Form - Download, complete and return to the practice
You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website