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Fair Data Processing Notification to Patients

General overarching fair processing statement:

“This practice may supply personal health data to comply with its legal obligations from time to time, as directed by the Secretary of State for Health, or other recognised Statutory Authority.”

Fair processing specific to National Diabetes Audit (NDA)

Practices are contractually required to allow collection of data relating to the NDA.

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

The National Diabetes Audit is a major national clinical Audit which measures the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against NICE Clinical Guidelines and NICE Quality Standards, in England and Wales. The NDA collects and analyses data for use by a range of stakeholders to drive changes and improvements in the quality of services and health outcomes for people with diabetes.

If you have diabetes, non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, impaired glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes, 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.

If you do not want your information to be used as part of National Audits or specifically the National Diabetes Audit, please inform your GP practice in writing.  This will not affect your care.

 For further information please Click here for patient information leaflet.

 Fair processing statement specific to fit note:

“Anonymised data on the use of fit notes is being provided to the HSCIC on behalf of Department of Health, and the Department for Work and Pensions. This will enable the Department for Work and Pensions to undertake research analysis to inform policy relating to employment and sickness absence, including evaluation of Fit for Work.”

If you do not want information that identifies you to be shared outside your GP practice, please inform us in writing to make a note of this in your medical record. This will prevent your confidential information from being used other than in special circumstances required by law, such as a public health emergency. This is a type 1 objection.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (hscic) makes national collections of information from other places where you receive care, such as hospitals and community services. They only release this information in identifiable form where there is legal approval to do so.

You can opt out of this identifiable information leaving the Health and Social Care Information Centre for purposes beyond your direct care. This is a type 2 objection.

The only exceptions to this are very rare circumstances, such as a civil emergency or a public health emergency.

Please inform your GP practice in writing if you want to object and they will mark this in your medical record. The solution that the Health and Social Care Information Centre is developing to implement objections will be operational by January 2016.

For further information please visit:
ICO information page for the public: www.ico.org.uk/for-the-public
HSCIC information page about collections: www.hscic.gov.uk/article/4963/What-we-collect
HSCIC information pages for the public:
www.hscic.gov.uk/yourinfo
www.hscic.gov.uk/article/3388/How-we-look-after-information

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