The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law which came into effect on 25th May 2018. It’s purpose is to govern how your personal data is processed and kept safe.
GDPR puts greater onus on us to ensure that patients fully understand our policy for sharing health related information, and your rights within this process. We must re-iterate to patients that the sharing of your medical information is only provided in order to better improve your care. We will not share your medical information with any third party provider should you not wish us to do so.
We would like to reassure you that every employee of the NHS has a legal responsibility to treat patient records in the strictest confidence at all times.