Data Sharing that may occur as a result of COVID-19
The Practice may collect, hold and share information about you in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to plan and manage services, check that care is being provided and prevent COVID-19 from spreading.
Information about your COVID-19 status may be shared within the NHS and with other partners involved in your care and treatment, along with:
- NHS England,
- NHS Digital,
- Public Health England,
- The Department of Health,
- Other Government Departments where it's legally required, or where it is necessary for the protection of public health or management of the outbreak.
We do not need your consent or agreement to do this.
More information can be found at: https://digital.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/data-and-services-supporting-coronavirus and https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notifiable-diseases-and-causative-organisms-how-to-report
This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information please click on the following link:
General Practice Transparency Notice for GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research
Data Provision Notice - GPES Data for Pandemic Planning & Research (COVID-19)
We will be making some changes to how we share data, this will only be within the Barnstaple Alliance and will take effect from 29th March. For more information please read the letter attached below.
Patient Letter - Record Sharing
From May 25, 2018, the new mutually agreed European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. Strict rules mean companies will not be allowed to collect and use personal information without the person's consent. Here are the links to our privacy notices to give you more information on what we do with your information.
How we use your information for clinical care
How we use your information for medical research
How we use your information for medical screening programmes
How we use your information for legal purposes
How the NHS uses your information and Opting out
Data protection queries can be raised directly with the Practice Manager at Brannam Medical Centre or the appointed Data Protection Officer for Devon.
Bex Lovewell, Data Protection Officer
Delt Shared Services Ltd., BUILDING 2 - DELT, Derriford Business Park, Plymouth, PL6 5QZ
Sharing in and out policy documents
Fair Processing Notice
Sharing Policy Wording