Practice Processing Notice

How we use your personal information

This fair processing notice explains why Fast Medica collects information about you and how that information may be used.

The health care professionals who provide you with care maintain records about your health and any treatment or care you have received.

These records help to provide you with the best possible healthcare.

Health records may be electronic, on paper or a mixture of both, and Fast Medica might use a combination of working practices and technology to ensure that your information is kept confidential and secure.

Records Fast Medica holds about you may include the following information:

  • Details about you, such as your address, contact number, legal representative, emergency contact details, kin of kin details, power of Attorney etc.
  • Notes and reports about your health including assessment reports
  • Details about your treatment and care including referrals etc.
  • Results of investigations such as laboratory tests, x-rays etc
  • Relevant information from other health professionals, relatives or those who care for you if shared with Fast Medica.

To ensure you receive the best possible care, your records are used to facilitate the care you receive. Information may be used within the practice for clinical audit to monitor the quality of the service provided.

 

Other Data Sharing /Access Projects

How we keep information confidential

We process and manage information in accordance with our legal duties under the Data Protection Act 1998. This includes the requirement to keep information secure and not hold it for longer than necessary.

To support our legal duties, we have strong Governance policies in place, including policies on information security, confidentiality and data protection.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/records-management-code-of-practice-forhealth-and-social-care

Under the Data Protection Act, we must ensure we have a legal justification for holding and using personal information. Under the Common Law Duty of Confidentiality, we have a duty to respect any duty of confidence attached to information we hold.

We work in accordance with the confidentiality principles and guidelines laid out in the Caldicott reviews. Conduct’.

We have strict information governance terms and conditions within our contractual agreements and policies and procedures which outline the expectations we have on staff to safeguard personal information. We ensure that all staff who access personal information receive appropriate on-going information governance training