Stubley Medical Centre and Your Information
Stubley Medical Centre takes your privacy very seriously.
We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a Data Controller and our registration number is Z694506X.
If you have any questions or wish to make a request in relation to your information, please contact us at:
- Stubley Medical Centre, 7 Stubley Drive, Dronfield Woodhouse, S18 8QY
Stubley Medical Centre aims to provide you with the highest quality health care. To do this we must keep records about you, your health and the care we have provided or plan to provide to you. Your doctor and other health professionals caring for you, such as nurses or physiotherapists, keep records about your health and treatment so that they are able to provide you with the best possible care.
These records are called your ‘health care record’ and may be stored in paper form or on computer and electronic systems and may include Personal Data:
- basic details about you, such as address, date of birth, NHS number and next of kin as well as Sensitive Personal Data,
- contact we have had with you, such as clinical visits
- notes and reports about your health
- details and records about your treatment and care
- results of x-rays, laboratory tests etc.
Healthcare providers are permitted to collect store, use and share this information under Data Protection Legislation which has a specific section related to healthcare information.
What do we do with your information?
- Refer you to other healthcare providers when you need other service to tests
- Share samples with laboratories for testing (like blood samples)
- Share test results with hospitals or community services (like blood test results)
- Allow out of hours or extended hours GPs to look at your health record when you are going to an appointment
- Send prescriptions to a pharmacy
- Patients are texted in relation to healthcare services
- Samples are provided to the courier for delivery to pathology
- Share reports with the coroner
- Received reports of appointments you have attended elsewhere such as with the community nurse or if you have had a stay in hospital
Stubley Medical Centre has signed a Derbyshire Wide Information Sharing Agreement which allows health and social care providers to agree a secure and lawful way to share your information.
What else do we do with your information?
Along with activities related directly to your care, we also use information in ways which allow us to check that care is safe and provide data for the improvement and planning of services:
- Quality/payment/performance reports are provided to service commissioners
- As part of clinical research – information that identifies you will be removed, unless you have consented to being identified
- Undertaking clinic audits with the practice
- Supporting staff training.
Sharing when required by law
Sometimes we will be required by law to share your information and will not always be able to discuss this with you directly. Examples might be for the purposes of detection or prevention of crime, where it is in the wider public interest, to safeguard children or vulnerable adults, reporting infectious diseases or where required by court order.
Information Access and Rights
Date protection law provides you with a number of rights that the practice is committed to supporting you with.
You have the right to obtain:
- Confirmation that your information is being used, stored or shared by the practice
- A copy of information held about you
- If you only requires a particular part of your records, tell us and we may be able to respond sooner
- We will respond to your request within one month of receipt or will tell you when it might take longer
- We are required to validate your identity including the identity of someone making a request on your behalf.