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Confidentiality

Devon Road Surgery Statement on Accountability

With the advent of GDPR, we now have Privacy Notices to cover four different areas:

Privacy notice 1 - Direct Care

Privacy notice 2 - Research

Privacy notice 3 - Legal

Privacy notice 4 - Screening

Privacy notice 5 - COVID-19

Supplementary privacy notice and further information regarding summary care record

There is also a detailed privacy notice from Kent and Medway which sits alongside the privacy notices above.

Detailed Kent and Medway Privacy Notice

Access to Medical Records Policy v1.8

Application Form for Access to Health Records

GDPR Patient Information (PDF, 481KB)

Patient Privacy Information Leaflet

Pandemic Data Collection Data Provision Notice

Click here for more information on how to express your preference to opt out (PDF, 233KB) - Click here to update your preference

It is a legal requirement that confidentiality of patients' records is maintained at the highest level by all members of staff. The staff at this Practice record information about you and your health so that you can receive the right care and treatment. We need to record this information, together with the details of the care you receive, because it may be needed if we see you again.

This GP practice is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS.

The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).

To take part, your GP practice will share information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA. The type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.  Taking part in the NDA shows that this GP practice is committed to improving care for people with diabetes.  For a leaflet explaining more click here (PDF, 207KB).

Multidisciplinary Working:

We meet monthly with other health professionals including district nurses, palliative care nurses, social workers and mental health professionals.  Patient care is discussed at these meetings.  Because the patient in question being discussed may not have been officially referred to some of the team members, there is no valid relationship and therefore any patient who would want to opt out of having their care discussed at such meetings would need to let us know.  We would point out that it is often an invaluable method of getting a good care plan in place, getting other professionals involved who are not currently and working together in the best interests of the patient.  Patients who are discussed at these meetings tend to be highly dependent either because of age and frailty, mental health issues or because they have cancer and/or are end of life so often the more care professionals involved the greater help to the patient and their families.

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