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Sharing your medical record and GDPR

Data Sharing

Data sharing enables us, with your consent, to share your medical records with those in the NHS who are involved in your care.

If you would like to know more about out data sharing policy please read our leaflet Sharing your Medical Information.

Please also see our data sharing policy here.

Patient information leaflet available here.

Data Storage

Puddletown Surgery aims to ensure the highest standard of medical care for our patients. To do this we keep records about you, your health and the care we have provided or plan to provide to you. These records are stored on a digital clinical system called EMIS Web. With effect from 10th June 2019 EMIS will start storing the practice’s EMIS Web data in a highly secure, third party cloud hosted environment, namely Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The data will remain in the UK at all times and will be fully encrypted both in transit and at rest. In doing this there will be no change to the control of access to your data and the hosted service provider will not have any access to the decryption keys. AWS is one of the world’s largest cloud companies, already supporting numerous public sector clients (including the NHS) and it offers the very highest levels of security and support.

Summary Care Record

Your summary care record contains basic information from your GP record, such as your date of birth, address, details of allergies, current prescriptions and bad reactions to medicines.  Then, each time you use an NHS service, it is planned that more information can be added to it, but only with your consent.

There is no doubt that the creation of summary care record is particularly useful if you should need emergency care out of hours.  In fact, you may be surprised to learn that clinical information isn't shared with other healthcare providers already.  

For further information visit the Connecting for Health Website .

If you wish to ensure that your record is NEVER shared you can choose to opt out of the scheme.  Simply complete this online form. Alternatively please speak to reception.

NHS Digital Opt Out

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