GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS and ACCESSIBLE STANDARDS
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9th Nov 2020 -further information Right to be involved in their care and decision making in force 9th Nov 2020
We also have further information at the Surgery. COVID 19 DATA PROVISION NOTICE VERSION 3 for website
GENERAL PRACTICE TRANSPARENCY NOTICE – see link below for further information:-
LLOYD GEORGE notes digitisation as at 14 Sept 2020 Medical Records
Lancashire and South Cumbria has been chosen by NHS England to be a national pilot for the digitisation of Medical Records. Scanning these paper based records and making them digital will enable better utilisation of space, creating more clinical space, staff areas, multi team space and video hubs, removing the need for some practices to build extensions. In addition it will also make your record more easily and speedily accessible to clinical staff within your practice.
Your complete GP medical record will be digital and stored in a secure cloud based clinical system (only accessible by your GP practice) with the paper based records being securely destroyed following BS EN 15713:2009 Secure destruction of confidential material. Your GP will still be able to access your records easily within this system. The scanning and destruction of the paper records will follow strict data protection guidelines adhered to by the NHS. As with paper based records, digital records are stored for the durations specified in the Records Management Codes of Practice for Health and Social Care. For GP patient records, this states that they may be destroyed 10 years after the patient’s death if they are no longer needed. If you wish to discuss the scheme, please inform the Practice direct either by letter or via e-mail [email protected]