Due to the unprecedented challenges that the NHS and we, Darwin Medical Practice face due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there is a greater need for public bodies to require additional collection and sharing of personal data to protect against serious threats to public health.
In order to look after your healthcare needs in the most efficient way we, Darwin Medical Practice may therefore need to share your personal information, including medical records, with staff from other GP Practices including Practices within our Primary Care Network, as well as other health organisations (i.e. Clinical Commissioning Groups, Commissioning Support Units, Local authorities etc.) and bodies engaged in disease surveillance for the purposes of research, protecting public health, providing healthcare services to the public and monitoring and managing the Covid-19 outbreak and incidents of exposure. This notice describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the Covid-19 outbreak.
This is to be read alongside our main Privacy Notice which is available. Please read the attached policy for more information.
Our Privacy notice lets you know what happens to any personal data that you give to us, or any that we may collect from or about you.
The privacy notice applies to your personal information processed by or on behalf of the practice.
Please click on the link(s) opposite to download a full copy of the privacy notice.
Research & Planning
Within the NHS your health and care information is used to improve your individual care. It is also used to help research new treatments, decide where to put GP clinics and plan for the number of doctors and nurses in your local hospital. Wherever possible we try to use data that does not identify you, but sometimes it is necessary to use your confidential patient information.