General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018
The management of all personal information we hold about our patients is a priority for all members of the Brig Royd team. In order to meet our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and Data Protection Act 2018 we have published two Privacy Notices - one for patients aged under 13 and the other for patients aged 13 and over. These can be found via the links below. We have made amendments to our standard privacy notices in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic. These are enclosed in the document below and apply to all ages.
In addition we have reviewed all policies which relate to the management of personal information and updated these to ensure they meet the 2018 legal framework. If you have any questions about the 2018 regulation and law please contact the practice.
Privacy Notice update, Covid-19
Covid 19 specific Privacy Notice
Summary Care Record - Covid-19
Childrens' Privacy Notice
National Data Opt Out Programme
From 25th May 2018 patients who wish to opt out of sharing their medical information for reasons other than direct care should do so via the national programme. This can no longer be done via your surgery. Please see the information below.
National Data Opt Out Information
All aspects of consultations and treatments at the surgery are confidential. Patients can be assured that all staff have a legal duty of confidence and are fully trained in this aspect. This applies whether you are over or under 16. If you are under 16 you may attend an appointment with the doctor or nurse without your parent or guardian if you wish. You may be reassured that your consultation will “go no further”. If you are under 16 there may be times when the doctor or nurse will encourage you to discuss your visit to the surgery with your parent or guardian.
Patients are reminded that on registration at BRS as a baby the mobile number of their parent/carer will be on their medical record. Young patients may wish to change the mobile contact number to their own at an age at which they are seen to be competent.
Freedom of Information
The ICO published the Model Publication Scheme which the practice adopted by the required deadline of 1st January 2009.
Model Publication Scheme - further information