Riverhouse Medical Practice is a GP surgery that operates under a PMS contract. To provide the best quality healthcare to our patients we, like all other GP surgeries, need to hold personal information for all our patients.
All GP practices in England are legally required to share data with NHS Digital for the purposes of Research and Planning under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (2012 Act). More information about this requirement is contained in the data provision notice issued by NHS Digital to GP practices. You have the choice to opt out if you wish to you need to complete the attached form and send this to your Practice. You can learn more about how NHS Digital uses your data here: General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice NHS Digital
Our practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. Find out more about Pandemic Planning and Research here.
Our ICO Registration Number is: Z7710724 (check here if you are not sure https://ico.org.uk/ESDWebPages/Search)
Our Data Protection Officer is Umar Sabat he can be contacted at dpo.swl@. nhs.net
The Freedom of Information Act 2000, recognises that members of the public have the right to know how public services are organised and run, how much they cost, and how decisions are made. The Practice fully complies with this Act, and if you require a copy, please contact the Practice Manager.
As part of a mandatory, national programme each GP Practice will have to make a summary care record for each patient (unless the patient has already opted out).
Please read the information regarding this.
If you wish to opt out download and complete the opt out form and return to the Practice (see below).
Your GP practice holds copies of your patient health record electronically and in paper format. Both contain the healthcare information about you that your GP needs including your medical history, medications, allergies, immunisations and vaccinations.
If you have previously registered with a different GP in England, upon registering at this practice your electronic health record will, where possible, be transferred automatically from your previous practice through the use of an NHS system called GP2GP.