We use NHS digital facilities, e.g. GP Connect, to support your direct care. These facilities make patient information available to all appropriate clinicians when and where they need it, to support direct patients care, leading to improvements in both care and outcomes.
These facilities are not used for any purpose other than direct care.
Authorised Clinicians such as GPs, NHS 111 Clinicians, Care Home Nurses (if you are in a Care Home), Secondary Care Trusts, Social Care Clinicians are able to access the GP records of the patients they are treating via a secure NHS services such as GP connect.
The NHS 111 service (and other services determined locally e.g. Other GP practices in a Primary Care Network) will be able to book appointments for patients at GP practices and other local services.
In order for your Personal Data to be shared or processed, an appropriate “legal basis” needs to be in place and recorded. The legal bases for direct care via these facilities is the same as the legal bases for the care you would receive from your own GP, or another healthcare provider:
Because the legal bases used for your care using NHS facilities (e.g. GP Connect) are the same as used in other direct care situations, the legal rights you have over this data under UK GDPR will also be the same. Please ask for the practice Data Protection Officer or Practice Manager if you have any queries related to this notice.