Church Street Surgery

30a Church Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire , CM23 2LY | Tel: (01279) 657636 - Please call NHS 111 after 18.30 (we are also closed weekends and Bank Holidays)

Thorley Health Centre, Thorley, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM23 4EG - Please call NHS 111 after 18.30 (we are also closed weekends and Bank Holidays)

Haymeads Health Centre, Herts and Essex Hospital, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM23 5JH - Front desk open 8.30am-12.30pm Mon-Fri

NHS

Privacy Policy

Privacy / Fair Processing

The practice and health professionals caring for you keep records about your health and any treatment or care you receive. Your records are private and you have the right to expect that they are kept secure and confidential. Different organisations within the NHS sometimes have to share information about you, for example when you are referred by the GP to a hospital specialist.

The NHS and local council services (such as social care) are also working more closely together to ensure you receive the most appropriate care, and may also need to share information. This will only be done with your consent and knowledge and you have the right to ask for this information not to be shared.

To read the NHS leaflet about information sharing, please see our, Fair Processing Notice.

To read the Practice Privacy Notice explaining why we collect information about our patients and how we use that information, click here. Please note: this Privacy Notice has been updated to reflect the General Data Protection Regulations.

 

National Data and Type 1 Opt Out

NHS Digital’s daily collection of GP data will support vital health and care planning and research.

The data held in the GP medical records of patients is used every day to support health and care planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone.

NHS Digital has developed a new way to collect this data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection. The new data collection reduces burden on GP practices, allowing doctors and other staff to focus on patient care.

NHS Digital has engaged with the British Medical Association (BMA), Royal College of GPs (RCGP) and the National Data Guardian (NDG) to ensure relevant safeguards are in place for patients and GP practices.

For more information please see: 

NHS Digital – Data and Information Collection

NHS Digital – Data for Planning and Research

 

National Data Opt-out

The National Data Opt-out is a service that allows patients to opt-out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning. Once again the deadline has been extended to enable health and care organisations to focus their resources on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The deadline to comply with the national data opt-out is now 30 September 2021

Please click here to opt out of the NHS Digital National Data Opt out

 

Type 1 opt-out

In addition for non-direct care, a patient can tell their GP practice if they do not want their confidential patient information shared outside of the practice  for purposes other than their individual care.

Please complete and return the form below to our surgery by post should you wish to register a Type 1 Opt Out.

Click here to download the Type 1 Opt Out Form

 

For information regarding My Care Record please click the image below