The law requires us to share information from your medical records in certain circumstances. Information is shared so that the NHS or Public Health England can, for example:
We will share information with NHS Digital, the Care Quality Commission and local health protection team (or Public Health England) when the law requires us to do so. Please see below for more information.
We must also share your information if a court of law orders us to do so.
Data Controller contact details:
Foundry Medical Centre Lewes, c/o School Hill Medical Practice, School Hill House, 33 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN2 2LU
Data Protection Officer contact details:
Dr James Annis
Tel: 01273 480888
Purpose of the processing:
Compliance with legal obligations or court order.
Lawful basis for processing:
The following sections of the GDPR mean that we can share information when the law tells us to.
Article 6(1)(c) – ‘processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject…’
Article 9(2)(h) – ‘processing is necessary for the purpose of preventative…medicine…the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services…’
Recipient or categories of recipients of the processed data:
Rights to object and the national data opt-out:
There are very limited rights to object when the law requires information to be shared but government policy allows some rights of objection as set out below.
To opt-out or to find out more about your opt-out choices please go to NHS Digital’s website: https://digital.nhs.uk
Care Quality Commission
Right to access and correct:
Your information must be shared if it ordered by a court. This means that you are unable to object.
We are not aware of any circumstances in which you will have the right to delete correct information from your medical record; although you are free to obtain your own legal advice if you believe there is no lawful purpose for which we hold the information and contact us if you hold a different view.
GP medical records will be kept in line with the law and national guidance. Information on how long records are kept can be found at: https://digital.nhs.uk/article/1202/Records-Management-Code-of-Practice-for-Health-and-Social-Care-2016 or speak to the practice.
Right to complain:
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. If you wish to complain follow this link https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/ or call the helpline 0303 123 1113