Your Data, Privacy and the Law. How we use your Medical Records

* This practuce handles medical records according to the laws on data protection and confidentiality

* We share medical records with Health Professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and event by event.

* Some of your data is automatically copied to the Northern Ireland Electronic Care Record

* We may share some of your data with the local Out of Hours Service (eg Lagandoc)

* Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as Flu, Cervical Cytology and Diabetes Prevention

* Data about you, usually de-identified, is used to manage the NHS and make payments

* We share information when the law requires us to do, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vulnerable people

* Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS

* We may also share medical records for medical research

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