NOTICE TO BE DISPLAYED IN PRACTICE AND/OR ADDED TO PRACTICE DATA PRIVACY NOTICE
Muirside Practice participation in research
As a practice, we feel that research is essential for progress in healthcare and is of considerable benefit to individual patients and the public as a whole. We regularly take part in research studies with the help of experienced NHS staff who search medical records for people who might be suitable so that we can write to them asking if they are interested in taking part.
No personal identifiable data is removed from the NHS or provided to any researchers without specific consent from patients.
Patients have the right to opt out of being contacted about research studies. Please let the reception staff or your GP know if you wish to opt out.
If you have any questions, please ask to speak to the Practice Manager
Name: …Donna Muir
Tel: 0141 …5318040
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The Muirside Practice
This is the privacy notice of Muirside Medical Practice. In this document, “we”, “our”, or “us” refer to Muirside Medical Practice..
Our registered surgery address is Muirside Medical Practice, Baillieston Health Centre, 20 Muirside Road, Glasgow, G69 7AD
- This is a notice to inform you of our policy about all information that we record about you. It sets out the conditions under which we may process any information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. It covers information that could identify you (“personal information”) and information that could not. In the context of the law and this notice, “process” means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information.
- We regret that if there are one or more points below with which you are not happy, your only recourse is to leave our website immediately.
- We take seriously the protection of your privacy and confidentiality. We understand that all visitors to our website are entitled to know that their personal data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them, and will not accidentally fall into the hands of a third party.
- We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of all information you provide to us, and hope that you reciprocate.
- Our policy complies with UK law accordingly implemented, including that required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
- The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regards to the processing and control of your personal data. We do this now, by requesting that you read the information provided at knowyourprivacyrights.org
- Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any information collected through our website.The law requires us to determine under which of six defined bases we process different categories of your personal information, and to notify you of the basis for each category.If the basis changes then if required by law we shall notify you of the change and of any new basis under which we have determined that we can continue to process your information.When you join our practice, receive medical services from us, or otherwise agree to our terms and conditions, a contract is formed between you and us.We may use it in order to:
- In order to carry out our obligations under that contract we must process the information you give us. Some of this information may be personal information.
- Information we process because we have a contractual obligation with you
- If a basis on which we process your personal information is no longer relevant then we shall immediately stop processing your data.
- The bases on which we process information about you
- verify your identity for security purposes
- provide you with our services
- Where we process your information on this basis, we do after having given careful consideration to:
- Information we process for the purposes of legitimate interests
- We continue to process your information on this basis until you withdraw your consent or it can be reasonably assumed that your consent no longer exists.
- Sometimes you might give your consent implicitly, such as when you send us a message by e-mail to which you would reasonably expect us to reply.
- Through certain actions when otherwise there is no contractual relationship between us, such as when you browse our website or ask us to provide you more information about our business, including job opportunities and our services, you provide your consent to us to process information that may be personal information.
- We shall continue to process this information until the contract between us ends or is terminated by either party under the terms of the contract.
- We process this information on the basis there is a contract between us, or that you have requested we use the information before we enter into a legal contract.
- whether the same objective could be achieved through other means
- whether processing (or not processing) might cause you harm
- whether you would expect us to process your data, and whether you would, in the round, consider it reasonable to do so
- For example, we may process your data on this basis for the purposes of:
- record-keeping for the proper and necessary administration of our business or profession
- responding to unsolicited communication from you to which we believe you would expect a response
- protecting and asserting the legal rights of any party
- insuring against or obtaining professional advice that is required to manage business or professional risk
- protecting your interests where we believe we have a duty to do soWe are subject to the law like everyone else. Sometimes, we must process your information in order to comply with a statutory obligation.This may include your personal information.Special category data is personal data which the GDPR says is more sensitive, and so needs more protection. For example information about an individual’s:
- Information we process may be categorised as special category data
- For example, we may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order.
- Information we process because we have a legal obligation
- sexual orientation.Specific uses of information you provide to usNHS health care records may be electronic, on paper or a mixture of both, and we use a combination of working practices and technology to ensure that your information is kept confidential and secure. Records that we hold about you may include the following information:
- Health care professionals who provide you with care maintain records about your health and any treatment or care you have received previously (e.g. NHS Trust, GP Surgery, Walk-in clinic, etc.). These records are used to help to provide you with the best possible healthcare.
- We may process this information for the purposes of medical diagnosis, provision of health treatment and management of health of our patients and the community we serve.
- Details about you, such as your name, address, carers, legal representatives and emergency contact details
- Any contact the surgery has had with you, such as appointments, clinic visits, emergency appointments, etc.
- Notes and reports about your health
- Details about your treatment and care
- Results of investigations such as laboratory tests, x-rays, etc.
- Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.
- We may also compile statistics showing information obtained from this source to assess the level of service we provide, but not in a way that could identify you or any other person.
- We use that information to resolve your complaint.
- We record your request and our reply in order to increase the efficiency of our practice.
- Sending a message to our practice team
- If you send us information in connection with a job application, we may keep it for up to three years in case we decide to contact you at a later date.
- The Practice may conduct Medicines Management Reviews of medications prescribed to its patients. This service performs a review of prescribed medications to ensure patients receive the most appropriate, up to date and cost effective treatments. This service is provided to practices by Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.
- Please note that you have the right to opt out of your data being used in this way.
- To ensure you receive the best possible care, your records are used to facilitate the care you receive. Information held about you may be used to help protect the health of the public and to help us manage the NHS. Information may be used within the GP practice for clinical audit purposes to monitor the quality of the service provided. Some of this information will be held centrally and used for statistical purposes. Where we do this, we take strict measures to ensure that individual patients cannot be identified.
- to track how you use our website
- to record whether you have seen specific messages we display on our website
- to keep you signed in to our site
- to record your answers to surveys and questionnaires on our site while you complete them Disclosure and sharing of your informationWe sometimes receive data that is indirectly made up from your personal information from third parties whose services we use. No such information is personally identifiable to you.We will only ever use or pass on information about you if others involved in your care have a genuine need for it. We will not disclose your information to any third party without your permission unless there are exceptional circumstances (i.e. life or death situations), where the law requires information to be passed on and / or in accordance with the new information sharing principle following Dame Fiona Caldicott’s information sharing review (Information to share or not to share) where “The duty to share information can be as important as the duty to protect patient confidentiality.” This means that health and social care professionals should have the confidence to share information in the best interests of their patients within the framework set out by the Caldicott principles. They should be supported by the policies of their employers, regulators and professional bodies.We may also have to share your information, subject to strict agreements on how it will be used, with the following organisations;
- Who are our partner organisations?
- Information provided on the understanding that it will be shared with a third party
- Information we obtain from third parties
- NHS Trusts / Foundation Trusts
- NHS Commissioning Support Units
- Independent Contractors such as dentists, opticians, pharmacists
- Voluntary Sector Providers
- Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)
- Police & Judicial Services
- Voluntary Sector Providers
- Other ‘data processors’ which you will be informed ofWe may also use external companies to process personal information, such as for archiving purposes. These companies are bound by contractual agreements to ensure information is kept confidential and secure.Our website is hosted in the United Kingdom.Accordingly data obtained within the UK or any other country could be processed outside the European Union.Access to your own information
- Access to your personal information
- For example online patient forms on our website are encrypted and delivered securely to the NHS system by an email service provider based in the United States of America. Their systems comply with provisions certified under the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks, a mechanism for cross border transfer of personal data.
- We may also use outsourced services in countries outside the European Union from time to time in other aspects of our business.
- Data may be processed outside the European Union
- You will be informed who your data will be shared with and in some cases asked for explicit consent for this to happen when this is required.
- At any time you may request to review or update personally identifiable information that we hold about you,
- To obtain a copy of any information you may send us a request by email.
- After receiving the request, we will tell you when we expect to provide you with the information, and whether we require any fee for providing it to you.If you wish us to remove personally identifiable information from our website, please contact us.Verification of your informationOther matters
- Use of our website by children
- When we receive any request to access, edit or delete personal identifiable information we shall first take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or otherwise taking any action. This is important to safeguard your information.
- This may limit the service we can provide to you.
- Removal of your information
- If you are under 18, you may use our website only with consent from a parent or guardian
- We collect data about all users of and visitors to these areas regardless of age, and we anticipate that some of those users and visitors will be children.
- Such child users and visitors will inevitably visit other parts of the site and will be subject to whatever on-site information they find, wherever they visit.We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates to verify our identity to your browser and to encrypt any data you give us.How you can complain
- If you are happy for your data to be extracted and used for the purposes described in this privacy notice then you do not need to do anything. If you have any concerns about how your data is shared then please contact the practice.
- Whenever information is transferred between us, you can check that it is done so using SSL by looking for a closed padlock symbol or other trust mark in your browser’s URL bar or toolbar.
- Encryption of data sent between us
- If a dispute is not settled then we hope you will agree to attempt to resolve it by engaging in good faith with us in a process of mediation or arbitration.
- If you are in any way dissatisfied about how we process your personal information, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. This can be done at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/Retention period for personal data
- Except as otherwise mentioned in this privacy notice, we keep your personal information only for as long as required by us:
- to provide you with the services you have requested;
- to comply with other law, including for the period demanded by our tax authorities;
- We may update this privacy notice from time to time as necessary. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on our website on the day you use our website. We advise you to print a copy for your records.
- You have a right to object to your information being shared. Should you wish to opt out of data collection, please contact the Practice Manager who will be able to explain how you can opt out and prevent the sharing of your information; this is done by registering your opt out with the Practice.
- It is important that you tell the person treating you if any of your details such as your name or address have changed or if any of your details such as date of birth is incorrect in order for this to be amended. You have a responsibility to inform us of any changes so our records are accurate and up to date for you.
- In accordance with the NHS Codes of Practice for Records Management, your healthcare records will be retained for 10 years after death, or if a patient emigrates, for 10 years after the date of emigration.
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