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, so that it is available each time we see you.
In line with legislation, the information recorded about you may be used for reasons other than your personal care, for example, to help to protect the health of the general public, to plan for the future, for quality assurance purposes, to train staff and to carry out medical and other health research.
We may need to share some information in your best interest and this will be done with your permission unless in exceptional circumstances, such as when sharing may cause harm or risk to others, or when is required by law.
All your information will be kept confidential. This is a legal duty.
Further information regarding how we use your health data can be found in our Health Information and Data leaflet
This practice is an active member of the Primary Care Research Network in West Midlands South, based at Warwick Medical School. Patients may be invited to take part in studies from the National Institute of Health Research portfolio, all of which are ethically and scientifically approved and identified to have significant potential benefit for patients. To find out more about research opportunities please either contact your own GP, call the PCRN Office directly on 02476-575767 or visit www.warwick.ac.uk/go/PCRN
Research studies we are involved in require access to anonymous information from patients’ notes. You cannot be identified from these notes as all personal details (name, address, post code, full date of birth) are removed. Individual patients’ records are added into a much larger anonymous database from many patients across the UK which is used by researchers outside this practice. This data may be anonymously linked to other data, such as hospital data.
If you would like to opt out of this data collection scheme, please let your doctor or reception staff know and your records will not be collected for use in the anonymous research database. This will not affect your care in any way.
If anything to do with the research would require that you provide additional information about yourself, you will be contacted to see if you are willing to take part; You have the right to refuse and should you do so this will not affect your care in any way.
Accessing your Health Information
You have a right of access to your health records. To understand more about how to do this please visit our Access my medical records page. If at any time you would like to know more, or have any concerns about how we use your information, please speak to the Practice Manager.