a. Direct Medical Care and Administration

NHS Trusts – Hospitals, Community or Mental Health Trusts. 

Purpose of the processing : Personal data concerning your GP medical record may be shared with NHS Trusts in order to enable their healthcare professionals make the best informed decision about your health needs, and provide you with the best possible care if you visit the hospital for routine care and referrals.

Your personal information may also be processed for local  administrative purposes such as:

  • Waiting list management;
  • local clinical audit;
  • Performance against local targets;
  • activity monitoring;
  •  production of datasets to submit for commissioning purposes and national collections.

The source of the information shared in this way is your electronic GP record.

Data Retention Period -All records held by the Practice will be kept for the duration specified in the Records Management Codes of Practice for Health and Social Care.

Lawful basis. General Data Protection Regulation The processing of personal data is permitted under the following paragraphs:Article 6(1) (c) - processing for legal obligation; Article 6(1) (e) - public interest or in the exercise of official authority.

The processing of special categories of personal data concerning health is permitted under the following paragraphs:

Article 9(2) (b) – processing necessary in the field of employment, social security and social protection law. Article 9 (2) (h) - processing is necessary for medical or social care treatment or, the management of health or social care systems and services.

Related Legislation: Section 251B Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality Act) 2015 (Duty to Share)Common Law of Duty of Confidentiality

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • To access, view or request copies of your personal information;
  • request rectification of any inaccuracy in your personal information;
  • restrict the processing of your personal information where:
  • accuracy of the data is contested,
  • the processing is unlawful or,
  • where we no longer need the data for the purposes of the processing.

Right to object: In line with the GDPR Article 21, you have a general right to raise an objection to the processing of your personal data in some particular circumstances. This right only applies where we cannot demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for continued processing of your personal data for the purposes of direct provision of care, and compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

If you wish to exercise any of your rights please contact the Practice (data controller) or the DPO and your request will be carefully considered.

Right to complain: If you are dissatisfied with the way Ridgmount Practice process your data, you have the right to appeal/complain to the Information Commissioner (IC). The Information Commissioners Office can be contacted at: click here

Emergency Services (Ambulance trusts, police, A&E departments, out of hours services, 111)

Purpose of the processing: There are circumstances when intervention is necessary in order to save or protect a patient’s life or to prevent them from serious immediate harm, for example, during a collapse or diabetic coma or serious injury or accident. In many of these circumstances the patient may be unconscious or too ill to communicate.

Medical professionals have a duty of care to share data in emergencies to protect their patients or other persons. In these circumstances, your GP medical record will be shared with emergency healthcare services, the police or fire service in order to enable you receive the best treatment or service.

The source of the information shared in this way is your electronic GP record.

Data Retention Period All records held by the Practice will be kept for the duration specified in the Records Management Codes of Practice for Health and Social Care.

Lawful basis. General Data Protection Regulation The processing of personal data is permitted under the following paragraphs:Article 6(1) (c) - processing for legal obligation; Article 6(1) (d) – the processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject 

The processing of special categories of personal data concerning health is permitted under the following paragraph:

Article 9 (2) (C) – the processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject

Related Legislation:Section 251B Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality Act) 2015 (Duty to Share)Common Law of Duty of Confidentiality

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • Make pre-determined decisions about the type and extent of care you will receive in an emergency, these are known as “Advance Directives”;
  • access, view or request copies of your personal information;
  • request rectification of any inaccuracy in your personal information;
  • restrict the processing of your personal information where:
  • accuracy of the data is contested,
  • the processing is unlawful or,
  • where we no longer need the data for the purposes of the processing.

Right to object: You have the right to object to some or all of your personal information being shared with the recipients. You also have the right to have an “Advance Directive” placed in your records and brought to the attention of relevant healthcare workers or staff.

We will notify you at the earliest opportunity where we have shared your personal data in an emergency situation.

If you wish to exercise any of your rights please contact the Practice (data controller) or the DPO and your request will be carefully considered.

Right to complain: If you are dissatisfied with the way Ridgmount Practice process your data, you have the right to appeal/complain to the Information Commissioner (IC). The Information Commissioners Office can be contacted at: click here

GP Federations (groups of Practices working together)

Purposes of the processing GP Federations are groups of GPs (patient centered organisation), working collaboratively and developing closer integration with other partners across health, social and third sector partners to facilitate an enhanced delivery of health and care services.

Through various hubs in the community the GP Federation provide direct health and care services such as continued extended access, home visits, universal offers, musculoskeletal service, GP at front door and other neighbourhood services across Camden.

If you visit receive treatment/consultation on any of these services, personal data concerning your GP medical record may be shared with the GP Federation and their Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) in order to enable them make the best informed decision about your health/care needs, and provide you with the best possible care.

The source of the information shared in this way is your electronic GP record.

Data retention period All records held by the Practice will be kept for the duration specified in the Records Management Codes of Practice for Health and Social Care

Lawful basis. General Data Protection Regulation  The processing of personal data is permitted under the following paragraphs:Article 6(1) (c) - processing for legal obligation; Article 6(1) (e) - public interest or in the exercise of official authority.

The processing of special categories of personal data concerning health is permitted under the following paragraph:Article 9 (2) (h) - processing is necessary for medical or social care treatment or, the management of health or social care systems and services.

Related Legislation:Section 251B Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality Act) 2015 (Duty to Share)Common Law of Duty of Confidentiality

Your Rights 

You have the right to:

  • To access, view or request copies of your personal information;
  • request rectification of any inaccuracy in your personal information;
  • restrict the processing of your personal information where:
  • accuracy of the data is contested,
  • the processing is unlawful or,
  • where we no longer need the data for the purposes of the processing.

Right to object: In line with the GDPR Article 21, you have a general right to raise an objection to the processing of your personal data in some particular circumstances. This right only applies where we cannot demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for continued processing of your personal data for the purposes of direct provision of care, and compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

If you wish to exercise any of your rights please contact the Practice (data controller) or the DPO and your request will be carefully considered.

Right to complain: If you are dissatisfied with the way Ridgmount Practice process your data, you have the right to appeal/complain to the Information Commissioner (IC). The Information Commissioners Office can be contacted at: click here

Pharmacists- Medicines Optimisation

Purpose of the processing Medicines optimisation looks at the value which medicines deliver, making sure they are clinically-effective and cost-effective. It is about ensuring patients get the right choice of medicines, at the right time, and are engaged in the process by their clinical team.

Medicines optimisation enables community pharmacies to request medication electronically from the Practice and view relevant information from your GP record in order to provide you with the best medicines.

The source of the information shared in this way is your electronic GP record.

Data retention period - All records held by the Practice will be kept for the duration specified in the Records Management Codes of Practice for Health and Social Care

Lawful basis General Data Retention Period The processing of personal data is permitted under the following paragraphs:Article 6(1) (c) - processing for legal obligation; Article 6(1) (e) - public interest or in the exercise of official authority. The processing of special categories of personal data concerning health is permitted under the following paragraph: Article 9 (2) (h) - processing is necessary for medical or social care treatment or, the management of health or social care systems and services.

Related Legislation:

Section 251B Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality Act) 2015 (Duty to Share);

Your  rights

You have the right to:

  • To access, view or request copies of your personal information;
  • request rectification of any inaccuracy in your personal information;
  • restrict the processing of your personal information where:
  • accuracy of the data is contested,
  • the processing is unlawful or,
  • where we no longer need the data for the purposes of the processing.

Right to object: In line with the GDPR Article 21, you have a general right to raise an objection to the processing of your personal data in some particular circumstances. This right only applies where we cannot demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for continued processing of your personal data for the purposes of direct provision of care, and compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

If you wish to exercise any of your rights please contact the Practice (data controller) or the DPO and your request will be carefully considered.

Right to complain: If you are dissatisfied with the way Ridgmount Practice process your data, you have the right to appeal/complain to the Information Commissioner (IC). The Information Commissioners Office can be contacted at: click here

Local Authority -Social Services

Purpose of the processing -Ridgmount Practice works closely with Local Authorities to support and care for people of all ages to deliver the best possible social care.

Personal data concerning your GP medical record may be shared with Local Authorities and Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) delivering social care in order to enable them make the best informed decision about your social care needs if required.

The source of the information shared in this way is your electronic GP record.

Data Retention Period All records held by the Practice will be kept for the duration specified in the Records Management Codes of Practice for Health and Social Care.

Lawful basis General Data Protection Regulation The processing of personal data is permitted under the following paragraphs:Article 6(1) (c) - processing for legal obligation; Article 6(1) (d) (processing for vital interests of data subject) and/or; Article 6(1) (e) - public interest or in the exercise of official authority.

The processing of special categories of personal data concerning health is permitted under the following paragraphs: Article 9(2) (b) – processing necessary in the field of employment, social security and social protection law. Article 9 (2) (h) - processing is necessary for medical or social care treatment or, the management of health or social care systems and services.

Related Legislation: Section 251B Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality Act) 2015 (Duty to Share)

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • To access, view or request copies of your personal information;
  • request rectification of any inaccuracy in your personal information;
  • restrict the processing of your personal information where:
  • accuracy of the data is contested,
  • the processing is unlawful or,
  • where we no longer need the data for the purposes of the processing.

Right to object: In line with the GDPR Article 21, you have a general right to raise an objection to the processing of your personal data in some particular circumstances. This right only applies where we cannot demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for continued processing of your personal data for the purposes of direct provision of care, and compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

If you wish to exercise any of your rights please contact the Practice (data controller) or the DPO and your request will be carefully considered.

Right to complain: If you are dissatisfied with the way Ridgmount Practice process your data, you have the right to appeal/complain to the Information Commissioner (IC). The Information Commissioners Office can be contacted at: click here

Care Homes

Purpose of the processing  Personal data concerning your GP medical record may be shared with Care Homes and other Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) delivering care in order to enable their care professionals make the best informed decision about your care needs, and provide you with the best possible care if you visit a Care Home.

The source of the information shared in this way is your electronic GP record.

Data retention period All records held by the Practice will be kept for the duration specified in the Records Management Codes of Practice for Health and Social Care

Lawful basis General Data Protection Regulation The processing of personal data is permitted under the following paragraphs:Article 6(1) (c) - processing for legal obligation; Article 6(1) (e) - public interest or in the exercise of official authority.

The processing of special categories of personal data concerning health is permitted under the following paragraphs: Article 9(2) (b) – processing necessary in the field of employment, social security and social protection law. Article 9 (2) (h) - processing is necessary for medical or social care treatment or, the management of health or social care systems and services.

Related Legislation:Section 251B Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality Act) 2015 (Duty to Share)Common Law of Duty of Confidentiality

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • To access, view or request copies of your personal information;
  • request rectification of any inaccuracy in your personal information;
  • restrict the processing of your personal information where
  • accuracy of the data is contested,
  • the processing is unlawful or,
  • where we no longer need the data for the purposes of the processing.

Right to object: In line with the GDPR Article 21, you have a general right to raise an objection to the processing of your personal data in some particular circumstances. This right only applies where we cannot demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for continued processing of your personal data for the purposes of direct provision of care, and compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

If you wish to exercise any of your rights please contact the Practice (data controller) or the DPO and your request will be carefully considered.

Right to complain: If you are dissatisfied with the way Ridgmount Practice process your data, you have the right to appeal/complain to the Information Commissioner (IC). The Information Commissioners Office can be contacted at: click here

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