Your data, privacy and the law: How we use your medical records
Fairview handles medical records according to the laws on data protection and confidentiality, following the recommendations of professional medical bodies. This includes the GDPR regulations which came into force in May 2018.
We share medical records with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and event by event.
We may share some of your data with local out of hours / urgent or emergency care service if you use those services.
Some of your data is automatically copied to the Shared Care Summary Record.
Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as flu, cervical cytology and diabetes prevention.
Data about you, usually de-identified, is used to manage the NHS and make payments.
We share information when the law requires us to, for instance when we are inspected, or reporting certain illnesses, or safeguarding vulnerable people. (ee
Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.
We may also share medical records for medical research.
If you have a question about your data contact the Fairview Data Protection officer, James Cross, Fairview Medical Centre, 69, Fairview Rd, London SW16 5PX.
There is more detail in Fairview's Privacy Notices, which are also available in our reception.
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) require us to give you the information in the Notices, and we are happy to comply, using templates recommended by the Local Medical Committee.