Your Data Matters to the NHS
Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.
How your data is used
Information about your individual care such as treatment and diagnoses is collected about you whenever you use health and care services. It is also used to help us and other organisations for research and planning such as research into new treatments, deciding where to put GP clinics and planning for the number of doctors and nurses in your local hospital. It is only used in this way when there is a clear legal basis to use the information to help improve health and care for you, your family and future generations.
Wherever possible we try to use data that does not identify you, but sometimes it is necessary to use your confidential patient information.
You have a choice
You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your information is used. If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can choose to opt out securely online or through a telephone service. You can change your mind about your choice at any time.
Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment?
No, choosing to opt out will not affect how information is used to support your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.
What do you need to do?
If you are happy for your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you do not need to do anything.
To find out more about the benefits of data sharing, how data is protected, or to make/change your opt-out choice visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
Primary Care Networks (PCN)
As part of the new government initiative, General Practices are now working together and we are part of the Tolson PCN which consists of 8 Practices. Patients are offered appointments at other Practices in the PCN as well as at the central hub.
Please find the privacy notice and the data sharing agreement below related to this.
Foundation Year 2 Training
We are pleased that we are a training practice now. We train Foundation Year 2 (FY 2) trainees who are qualified doctors and just need a bit more supervision before they choose their speciality and further training.
They rotate on four monthly cycles. You may be booked in to see the FY 2 Doctor, they will always discuss your case with Drs Edara or Navuluri when necessary.
This placement will give them a good exposure to General Practice and will help them to develop as a clinician. We hope this placement will inspire some of these doctors to choose General Practice as a career.
GP Net Earnings
As part of our Contract with NHS England we are required to publish the GP earnings for the previous year.
The Partners mean earnings for 2014/2015 was £66,000
How we use your Personal Data
We are now a research ready practice ,which means we will have a chance to participate and contribute to clinical studies which in turn helps to develop new treatments and protocols for future.
Time to time we will have few clinical trials running, we will let the suitable patients know if they want to opt in. Please be assured that all the studies we participate in are from National Institute for Health Research portfolio and has all the necessary local as well as national approvals.
Summary Care Record
There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.
Why do I need a Summary Care Record?
Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
Who can see it?
Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.
How do I know if I have one?
Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP
Do I have to have one?
No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.
For further information visit the NHS Care records website