Noticeboard

17th Sept 2020

CLOSING FOR STAFF TRAINING

In line with our CCG guidance, the practice is restarting our monthly half day training shutdowns with effect from 30th September 2020.  This closure also affects our dispensary and you will NOT be able to collect medication or access the practice by phone from 1pm on the day.

We ARE still running our children's flu vaccination clinic on this afternoon, if you have a booked appointment please make sure you attend.

When we are closed if you need medical advice please call NHS111. If you have a life threatening or medical emergency please dial 999. 

15th Sept 2020

We are pleased to announce our CHILD FLU VACCINES have arrived.   

If your child is aged 2 - 3yrs old (born between 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2018) please call the surgery to book an appointment.  Clinics are running from 30th Sept onwards.  We look forward to seeing you! 

Sept 10th 2020

Updated 09:00 - thank you for your patience we now believe our phone lines are back up and running as normal! 

We are experiencing some issues with our telephone lines this morning please accept our apologies if you are trying to get through.   Our supplier is working hard to find the fault and fix the issue and we will update you when the fault is fixed - in the mean time if you need medical advice or support have you tried using eConsult?  

July 2020

Homerton University Hospital has produced an excelled patient information and support pack designed to help you to recover and manage your symptoms following COVID-19 infection.  You can download here -  Post Covid Patient Support and Advice

July 2020

Hearing Help Essex offers NHS hearing aid re-tubing, cleaning and maintenance.  Due to Coronavirus they are unable to visit our practice to offer this service but you can still see them by appointment at their centre in Moulsham Street Chelmsford.  They also offer a doorstop service for those who are vulnerable or have been shielding.  Please contact them direct by telephone on 01245 496 347 by Text 07950 406 173  or email help@hearinghelpessex.org.uk

Hearing Help Essex is a registered charity (No: 113498) 

April 2020

Since 6th April we have changed our dispensary opening hours.

Medication can now be collected between 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm Monday to Friday.

When ordering your repeat medication please allow 5 working days for the team to process your request.  With current pressures on the supply chain some medications are taking longer to get to us.  We don't want you to come out on a wasted trip and our team are working as hard as they can! 

Please continue to order in good time by either using Systmonline or by direct email freshwell.dispensary@nhs.net

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.  

20th March 2020

Our dispensary is open as normal. Please do not phone us to ask about this - our reception team are currently being overwhelmed with such phone calls. We will let you know via our website if anything changes. Thank you

February 2020

Hospice Outreach Project

Farleigh Hospice are back at Freshwell Health Centre on Wednesday 12th February 2020 offering their drop service in for information, support & advice.  Find the team in our waiting room between 9 - 11:30am

Closed for Staff Training

Don't Forget we are closed from 1pm on Tuesday 11th February for Staff Training.  We will reopen at 8am on Wednesday 12th Feb.  if you need medical advice whilst we are closed please dial 111 from your telephone and speak with NHS111.  If you have a medical emergency please dial 999

January 2020

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

Due to upgrading our computers here at the surgery we are experiencing a few teething troubles with out IT systems.  Please bear with us whilst we get these rectified as soon as we can.  We appreciate your patience and support.

Hospice Outreach Project

Farleigh Hospice is returning to Freshwell Health Centre on Wednesday 15th January 2020 offering their drop service in for information, support & advice.  Find the team in our waiting room between 9 - 11am

September 2019

INFORMATION ON LOCAL ROAD CLOSURES

We have contacted the company who have placed road closure signs up in the area. This is due to improvements to broadband connectivity in the area and have been assured that the affected areas will be:-

17/09 à 09/10

Howe Street/Duck End/B1057 to junction of B1053

 

10/10 à 20/10 (provisional - dates may be subject to change)

Church Hill/B1053 to junction of Vicarage Road

We are sorry if this will affect you however they are outside of our control.  Should you need any further advice on these closures please contact the John Henry Group on 01954 288011

September 2019

We are now taking "early bird" bookings for the 2019 Flu Vaccinations campaign for the Over 65s. If you are 65 or over and would like to be vaccinated this year you can call to book an appointment at our clinic on SATURDAY 5th OCTOBER 2019 which starts at 8am. We are currently taking bookings for 8.00am-9.30am andwill release later appointments when they fill up. Call reception on 01371 810 328 to book your place.

June 2019

We are very excited to announce the launch of the Freshwell Low Carb Project, which has been set up to help our patients eat well & lose weight. Please click here for further details.

May 2019

The practice is delighted to welcome Mr David Shedden as the new practice manager. David brings a wealth of experience and knowledge having worked at other practices within Mid Essex for a number of years. This new post follows the resignation of Mrs Linda de Silva who, after 11 years, has stepped down and accepted a part-time position with us from June. We are pleased to keep her local knowledge within our organisation.

February 2019 - Are you interested in a healthy diet and / or losing weight?

The clinicians here at Freshwell are becoming increasingly excited about the low carbohydrate Mediterranean lifestyle revolution. There is emerging strong scientific evidence for the benefits of this way of eating, which can also be a very effective means of losing weight.

Also, we are hoping to host a course to help people diagnosed with prediabetes in the near future.

Please click the link in the right hand column of the homepage on this website for further details.

January 2019 - CHANGE TO STAFF TRAINING CLOSURE TIMES

We will be closed for training between 11am and 3pm on Thursday 31st January. From February 2019 we are changing our training times to be in line with all other practices in Mid Essex. We will be closing at 1pm and will not reopen on the following dates in 2019: Wed 13th Feb, Tue 12th Mar, Tue 14th May, Wed 12th Jun, Thu 11th Jul, Wed 11th Sep, Thu 10th Oct, Tue 12th Nov, Wed 11th Dec. These dates are also listed on our Opening Times page with details of what to do if you need urgent medical attention whilst we are closed.

April 2019 The Creamer Fund Easter raffle will be held here 8-16 April.  Any suitable prizes will be gratefully received and can be left with our reception team.  CREAMER are looking for Volunteers to assist selling tickets 8-16.  Please leave your contact number with reception and their Social Secretary Sylvia Gould will contact you. 

Extended Access and Care Navigation Update

The new care navigation system has been working really well so far. We are delighted that a pharmacist and an advanced nurse practitioner have now joined our team. In addition to these in-house appointments, there are also extended access appointments that our patients can access at weekends and in the evenings. These are held in Chelmsford, Halstead and Braintree. Please ask reception if you would prefer to see someone out of our opening hours at another location.

Aug 2018

Care Navigation

The Freshwell Management have recently been finding ways to diversify the clinical team at the surgery to add further expertise and capacity. Since February we have had an MSK specialist and from next month we will have a pharmacist available in-house. We also hope to recruit a nurse practitioner in the near future. On 3rd Sept we will be introducing a national process called Care Navigation. This involves the reception team asking why you are requesting an appointment. This information will be used to ensure that you are directed to the most appropriate clinician or service. When asked, please give a brief reason eg knee pain or medication review. Please be assured that all staff at Freshwell sign a confidentiality agreement and understand the importance of keeping your information safe and secure.

July 2018

Your Data Matters to the NHS

Information about your health and care helps the NHS to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. 

Since May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened.  The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.

You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning. 

To find out more visit: www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or call 0300 303 5678

If you have already opted out of data sharing you will NOT need to opt out again.

May 2018

With the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into effect from 25th May 2018 we have been busy updating our policies to reflect the increased security surrounding your data.  As part of our on-going commitment to data security you can now read and download our privacy notice along with our information leaflet on our website under further information or click here

http://www.freshwell.co.uk/info.aspx?p=7

April 2018

NHS England have advised the Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group that they must encourage all member practices to reduce the money spent on prescribing OTC (Over the Counter) medicines.

In the first instance, we will no longer be prescribing the following medicines to patients aged 18 year and over: cetirizine & loratadine tablets, sodium cromoglicate eye drops, beclometasone (beconase) or fluticasone (flixonase) nasal sprays.  You will need to buy these from a chemist in future.

Click here for further information http://www.freshwell.co.uk/info.aspx?p=6

 

February 2018

When you book an appointment, please let the receptionist know a brief reason why you need to see a clinician. This will allow them to book you in with the most appropriate person. Thanks to CREAMER funding, we now have a Orthopaedic Specialist Practitioner working here twice a week. He is able to give advice regarding musculoskeletal injuries. You can book to see him directly without a referral from one of our doctors.

January 2018

Think #3beforeGP

The Royal College of General Practitioners is currently running a campaign asking everyone to help alleviate the pressure on GP Practices across the UK.  It simply asks you to consider....

Before making a GP appointment, can I?

1) self-care

2) use NHS Choices or a similar reputable UK resource

3) seek advice from a pharmacist

December 2017

To improve communication we are introducing a new FREE text message appointment booking confirmation and reminder service for all patients aged 18yrs and over.  If you would like to be included in this service please make sure we have your current mobile number.

If we already have your mobile phone number you will receive a text messaging asking if you would like to opt in/out of this service.  If you choose to opt out this can be done by a simple return of text, but you can always opt in at a later date if you change your mind.

If you remain opted in you will start to receive text messages to confirm your appointment giving you the option to cancel your appointment directly by return of text.

Our plan is to expand this service to allow us to inform you if a clinic has been cancelled, the flu jabs are now available or if the Doctor would like you to book an appointment to discuss recent test results.

Please help us to keep your records up to date by informing us on any changes to your mobile telephone numbers to ensure you continue to be included in this text messaging service.

October 2017

Our children's flu vaccines have now arrived. Children who were 2 or 3 on 31st August 2017 are eligible. Please ring for an appointment if you would like your child vaccinated. Primary school aged children will be vaccinated at school.

We have now installed hearing loops at both the reception and dispensary counters. We would like to thank The CREAMER Fund for financing this important improvement to our practice for patients who are hard of hearing. We have added signs to each counter to help them know where to stand for the best reception. There is also a portable device available for use in the consultation rooms. Please ask at reception if you would like this to be made available when seeing a doctor or nurse. the portable device can be used without a hearing aid if necessary.

September 2017

We are now taking bookings for our flu clinic on Saturday 7th October. Eligible ADULT patients (over 65s, pregnant women, carers, patients with certain chronic diseases, immunosuppressed and obese patients) should phone reception to book. Further information relating to flu vaccinations for children will follow shortly.

August 2017

Our Summer 2017 Newsletter is now on the website and available to download.  Head over to the newsletters page to find what has been happening behind the scenes at Freshwell Health Centre.

4th July 2017

Building works are currently underway at the surgery. Because we are having a new reception counter fitted the main entrance is not in use. Please follow the signs to enter at the rear of the building. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

June 2017

Please note that due to a technical error on the website previous news items have been lost.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Freshwell Health Centre

PRACTICE PRIVACY NOTICE FOR PATIENTS

Updated Aug 2020

 

 

What is a Privacy Notice?

 

This privacy notice explains why we, as a practice, collect information about our patients and how we use that information.

 

Providing a ‘Privacy Notice’ is a way of stating the Practice’s commitment to being transparent and is a part of fair processing. It includes information on:

 

  • What information are we collecting?
  • Who collects the data?
  • How is it collected?
  • Why do we collect it?
  • How will we use the data?
  • Who will we share it with?
  • What is the effect on the individuals?
  • Your rights as an individual to object or complain?

 

Principles

 

The principles of data protection are broadly the same under the old Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the new General Data Processing Regulation (GDPR). The practice must process personal data in a fair and lawful manner. In practice, this means that the Practice must;

  • have legitimate reasons for the use or collection of personal data
  • not use the data in a way that may cause adverse effects on the individuals (e.g. improper sharing of their information with 3rd parties)
  • be transparent about how you the data will be used, and give appropriate privacy notices when collecting personal data
  • handle personal data only as reasonably expected to do so
  • make no unlawful use of the collected data

 

Data Controller and Data Officer

 

Under GDPR, the Data Controller is the person who has responsibility for ensuring that the data we collect, process and share is handled lawfully. Our Data Controller is Dr Ruth Stevenson

Under GDPR, the Data Officer is an expert who can provide guidance and support for organisations. This practice is part of Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and the Data Officer is an employee of that group.

 

Notification

 

Organisations that store or process personal data have to register with the Information Commissioner to describe the purpose of which they process personal and sensitive information.  This information is publicly available on the Information Commissioners Office website www.ico.org.uk  The practice is registered with the information Commissioners Office (ICO).

What Information do we Collect and How is it Stored?

 

The health care professionals who provide you with care maintain records about your health and any treatment or care you have received (e.g. NHS Hospital Trust, GP Surgery, Out of Hours Services, etc). These records help to provide you with the best possible healthcare. NHS health records may be processed electronically, on paper or a mixture of both; a combination of working practices and technology are used to ensure that your information is kept confidential and secure. Records held by this GP practice may include the following information:

  • Details about you, such as date of birth, address and next of kin
  • Any contact the practice has had with you, including appointments (emergency or scheduled), clinic visits, etc.
  • Notes and reports about your health
  • Details about treatment and care received
  • Results of investigations, such as laboratory tests, x-rays, etc.
  • Relevant information from other health professionals, relatives or those who care for you
  • Administrative information such as complaints, letters explaining that you have moved out of our area etc.
  • Recordings of phone calls and Images from our CCTV

 

Why do we Store Personal Data?

 

The practice collects and holds data for the purpose of providing effective healthcare services to our patients in a safe environment.

 

Fair Processing

 

The practice manages patient information in accordance with existing laws and with guidance from organisations that govern the provision of healthcare in England such as the Department of Health, The British Medical Association and the General Medical Council. Fair Processing means that the Practice has to be clear and open with people about how their information is used.

 

Every staff member who works for an NHS organisation has a legal obligation to maintain the confidentiality of patient information. All of our staff and contractors receive appropriate and regular training to ensure they are aware of their personal responsibilities and have legal and contractual obligations to uphold confidentiality, enforceable through disciplinary procedures. Only a limited number of authorised staff have access to personal information where it is appropriate to their role and is strictly on a need-to-know basis. We maintain our duty of confidentiality to you at all times. We will only ever use or pass on information about you if others have a genuine need for it. We will not disclose your information to any third party without your permission unless there are exceptional circumstances (i.e. life or death situations), or where the law requires information to be passed on.

 

Sometimes the Practice shares information with external organisations. These include:

  • NHS Trusts
  • Specialist Trusts
  • Independent Contractors such as dentists, opticians, pharmacists
  • Private Sector Providers including Community Services Providers
  • Voluntary Sector Providers
  • Ambulance Trusts
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Social Care Services and Local Authorities
  • Education Services, Police and Fire and Rescue Services
  • Other ‘data processors’ such as IT support, producers of Clinical Software

We can disclose personal information if:

  1. It is required by law
  2. You provide consent - either implicitly or for the sake of their own care, or explicitly for other purposes
  3. It is justified to be in the public interest

Some information will be shared centrally and used for statistical purposes (eg to review the uptake and effectiveness of a screening program).  We take strict and secure measures to ensure that the minimal data is shared for the purpose. 

If a patient has had NHS treatment, their personal information may be shared within a secure and confidential environment for invoicing purposes. This means sharing identifiable information such as name, address, date of treatment etc. to enable the billing process.

If you provide us with your mobile phone number we may use this to send you reminders about any appointments or other health screening information being carried out.

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Phone calls and CCTV images are recorded for training and security purposes.

 

Risk stratification is a process used for identifying and managing patients who are at high risk of requiring emergency or urgent care. Information may be used for clinical audit purposes to monitor the quality of service provided. These processes enable your GP to focus on preventing ill health and not just the treatment of sickness. If necessary your GP may be able to offer you additional services. Typically this is because patients have a long term condition such as COPD, cancer or other medical condition at risk of sudden worsening.

 

The practice is active for Clinical Research. Sometimes your information may be used for assessing your suitability for inviting you to be involved in clinical research studies. The practice will always gain your consent before releasing your personal information.

 

Keeping Data up to Date

 

We have a duty to keep personal data as up to date as is possible. It is important that you tell the person treating you if any of your details such as your name or address have changed or if any of your details such as date of birth is incorrect in order for this to be amended. You have a responsibility to inform us of any changes so our records are accurate and up to date for you.

 

Proactive Planning and Privacy Impact Assessments

 

It is important that security of data and ensuring that we work in a safe and legal way is part of the planning process in any new projects or developments. The practice will carry out an Impact Assessment when changing the way we work to ensure the safety of your personal data.

 

Retaining Data

 

Under GDPR data should not be stored for longer than is necessary. The practice has a policy for the retention period of the different types of data it stores.

Access to Personal Information

 

The GDPR gives patients the right to view any information held about them – the ‘Subject Access Right’ (SAR). This does not have to be in writing but we will need to check your identity to make sure you are the person who is entitled to see the data. There is no longer a charge for SARs. Other than in exceptional circumstances, SARs should be completed within one month.

 

Right to Opt out of Data Sharing, to have Inaccuracies Corrected and to have Data Moved.

 

You can object to your personal information being shared with other health care providers but if this limits the treatment that you can receive then the doctor will explain this to you at the time.

 

Should you have any concerns about how your information is managed, or wish to opt out of any data collection at the practice, please contact the practice, or your healthcare professional to discuss how the disclosure of your personal information can be limited.

 

Patients have the right to change their minds and reverse a previous decision. Please contact the practice, if you change your mind regarding any previous choice.

 

When the practice is about to participate in any new data-sharing scheme we will make patients aware by displaying prominent notices in the surgery and on our website at least four weeks before the scheme is due to start. We will also explain clearly what you have to do to ‘opt-out’ of each new scheme.

 

Patients have a right to have any inaccuracies in their data deleted and corrected.

 

Patients have the right to move their data to another data controller (eg another GP Practice)

 

Right to Complain and Reporting of Breaches

 

Patients have a right to complain if they are not happy with the way their data is managed. Please contact a member of the management team if you would like any more information or to make a complaint.

We have a duty to record any minor breaches of confidentiality and report any serious breaches to the ICO within 72 hours.

 

Sending Information Outside of the EU

 

There are strict regulations about what data can be sent outside of the EU. If you are planning to emigrate outside of the EU you may want to consider making a request for a copy of your medical records before you leave.

 

Further information

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office is the Regulator and offers independent advice and guidance on the law and personal data, including your rights and how to access your personal information. For further information please visit the www.ico.org.uk  

If you would like to download a copy of our privacy notice and other helpful information GDPR leaflet, please click the links to PDF versions of these below.

Privacy Notice For Patients

GDPR Information Leaflet

 National Data Opt Out

The Freshwell Health Centre is one of many organisations working in the health and care system to improve care for patients and the public.

Whenever you use a health or care service, such as attending Accident & Emergency or using Community Care services, important information about you is collected in a patient record for that service. Collecting this information helps to ensure you get the best possible care and treatment.

The information collected about you when you use these services can also be used and provided to other organisations for purposes beyond your individual care, for instance to help with:

 

  • improving the quality and standards of care provided
  • research into the development of new treatments
  • preventing illness and diseases
  •           monitoring safety
  • planning services

 

This may only take place when there is a clear legal basis to use this information. All these uses help to provide better health and care for you, your family and future generations. Confidential patient information about your health and care is only used like this where allowed by law.

 

Most of the time, anonymised data is used for research and planning so that you cannot be identified in which case your confidential patient information isn’t needed.

 You have a choice about whether you want your confidential patient information to be used in this way. If you are happy with this use of information you do not need to do anything. If you do choose to opt out your confidential patient information will still be used to support your individual care.

To find out more or to register your choice to opt out, please visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters.  On this web page you will:

  •    See what is meant by confidential patient information
  •    Find examples of when confidential patient information is used for individual care and examples of when it is used for purposes beyond individual care
  •    Find out more about the benefits of sharing data
  •    Understand more about who uses the data
  •    Find out how your data is protected
  •    Be able to access the system to view, set or change your opt-out setting
  •    Find the contact telephone number if you want to know any  more or to set/change your opt-out by phone
  •    See the situations where the opt-out will not apply

 You can also find out more about how patient information is used at:

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/information-about-patients/ (which covers health and care research); and

https://understandingpatientdata.org.uk/what-you-need-know (which covers how and why patient information is used, the safeguards and how decisions are made)

You can change your mind about your choice at any time.

Data being used or shared for purposes beyond individual care does not include your data being shared with insurance companies or used for marketing purposes and data would only be used in this way with your specific agreement.

Health and care organisations have until 2020 to put systems and processes in place so they can be compliant with the national data opt-out and apply your choice to any confidential patient information they use or share for purposes beyond your individual care. Our organisation is compliant with the national data opt-out policy.

UPDATE FOR CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.

General Practice Transparency Notice for GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19)

This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital.

The health and social care system is facing significant pressures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Health and care information is essential to deliver care to individuals, to support health, social care and other public services and to protect public health. Information will also be vital in researching, monitoring, tracking and managing the coronavirus outbreak. In the current emergency it has become even more important to share health and care information across relevant organisations. This practice is supporting vital coronavirus planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital, the national safe haven for health and social care data in England. 

Our legal basis for sharing data with NHS Digital

NHS Digital has been legally directed to collect and analyse patient data from all GP practices in England to support the coronavirus response for the duration of the outbreak. NHS Digital will become the controller under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) of the personal data collected and analysed jointly with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who has directed NHS Digital to collect and analyse this data under the COVID-19 Public Health Directions 2020 (COVID-19 Direction).

All GP practices in England are legally required to share data with NHS Digital for this purpose under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (2012 Act). More information about this requirement is contained in the data provision notice issued by NHS Digital to GP practices.

Under GDPR our legal basis for sharing this personal data with NHS Digital is Article 6(1)(c) - legal obligation. Our legal basis for sharing personal data relating to health, is Article 9(2)(g) – substantial public interest, for the purposes of NHS Digital exercising its statutory functions under the COVID-19 Direction.

The type of personal data we are sharing with NHS Digital

The data being shared with NHS Digital will include information about patients who are currently registered with a GP practice or who have a date of death on or after 1 November 2019 whose record contains coded information relevant to coronavirus planning and research. The data contains NHS Number, postcode, address, surname, forename, sex, ethnicity, date of birth and date of death for those patients. It will also include coded health data which is held in your GP record such as details of:

  • diagnoses and findings
  • medications and other prescribed items
  • investigations, tests and results
  • treatments and outcomes
  • vaccinations and immunisations

How NHS Digital will use and share your data

NHS Digital will analyse the data they collect and securely and lawfully share data with other appropriate organisations, including health and care organisations, bodies engaged in disease surveillance and research organisations for coronavirus response purposes only. These purposes include protecting public health, planning and providing health, social care and public services, identifying coronavirus trends and risks to public health, monitoring and managing the outbreak and carrying out of vital coronavirus research and clinical trials. The British Medical Association, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the National Data Guardian are all supportive of this initiative.

NHS Digital has various legal powers to share data for purposes relating to the coronavirus response. It is also required to share data in certain circumstances set out in the COVID-19 Direction and to share confidential patient information to support the response under a legal notice issued to it by the Secretary of State under the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 (COPI Regulations).

Legal notices under the COPI Regulations have also been issued to other health and social care organisations requiring those organisations to process and share confidential patient information to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. Any information used or shared during the outbreak under these legal notices or the COPI Regulations will be limited to the period of the outbreak unless there is another legal basis for organisations to continue to use the information. 

Data which is shared by NHS Digital will be subject to robust rules relating to privacy, security and confidentiality and only the minimum amount of data necessary to achieve the coronavirus purpose will be shared. Organisations using your data will also need to have a clear legal basis to do so and will enter into a data sharing agreement with NHS Digital. Information about the data that NHS Digital shares, including who with and for what purpose will be published in the NHS Digital data release register.

For more information about how NHS Digital will use your data please see the NHS Digital Transparency Notice for GP Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19).

National Data Opt-Out

The application of the National Data Opt-Out to information shared by NHS Digital will be considered on a case by case basis and may or may not apply depending on the specific purposes for which the data is to be used. This is because during this period of emergency, the National Data Opt-Out will not generally apply where data is used to support the coronavirus outbreak, due to the public interest and legal requirements to share information.

Your rights over your personal data

To read more about the health and care information NHS Digital collects, its legal basis for collecting this information and what choices and rights you have in relation to the processing by NHS Digital of your personal data, see:

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