GDPR / Statement of Intent

GDPR / Statement of Intent – May 2018 Update

Under the new GDPR regulation which comes in effect on 25th May 2018 we may need to ask your permission to provide you with information about health care services which are not related to your direct care. You will also be asked to express a preference in choosing services such as your designated pharmacy for prescriptions. You can find out more about the information we hold on you and your choices about how you share through:

How We Use Your Information:

  • We collect and hold data about you for the purpose of providing safe and effective healthcare
  • Your information may be shared with our partner organisations to audit services and help provide you with better care
  • Information sharing is subject to strict agreements on how it is used
  • We will only share your information outside of our partner organisations with your consent*
  • If you are happy with how we use your information you do not need to do anything
  • If you do not want your information to be used for any purpose beyond providing your care please let us know so we can code your record appropriately
  • You can object to sharing information with other health care providers but if this limits your treatment options we will tell you
  • Our guiding principle is that we are holding your information in the strictest confidence

*Unless the health & safety of others is at risk, the law requires it or it is required to carry out a statutory function

For more detail see: