Duddon Valley Medical Practice holds your medical records confidentially and shares them with appropriate staff who are involved in providing direct care for you as an individual.
Some information from your medical records may be used for purposes other than your direct care i.e.
“In order to comply with its legal obligations, this practice may send data to NHS Digital when directed by the Secretary of State for Heath under the Health and Social Care Act 2012”
“This practice contributes to national clinical audits and will send the data which are required by NHS Digital when the law allows. This may include demographic data, such as date of birth, and information about your health which is recorded in coded form, for example, the clinical code for diabetes or high blood pressure.”
“This practice contributes to medical research and may send relevant information to medical research databases such as the Clinical Practice Research Datalink and QResearch or others – when the law allows.”
If you have any questions please ask your Doctor or Nurse.