From the 25th May 2018 the Data Protection Act 1998 is being replaced by a new data Protection Bill that introduces an new Data Protection Act and the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). There are changed that all businesses handling personal data must make; details can be found on the Information Commissioners Office website: https:/ico.org.uk/for-regulation-gdpr/.
The Main relevance to patients is that we need to communicate our responsibilities as Data Controllers of your information and to be transparent about your rights under the law.
The following links outline key areas regarding the use of Personal Data at the Surgery:
Summary Care Record