CHRISTIANA HARTLEY MEDICAL PRACTICE & ROE LANE SURGERY - MERGER OF PRACTICES



As of the 1st of April, Dr Adele Farrell is GP Partner of Roe Lane Surgery following the retirement of Dr Alison Trevor. As a result of this, we are pleased to announce a merger of Christiana Hartley Medical Practice and Roe Lane Surgery.

 

We would like to reassure patients that you will still be able to access services, staff and clinics in the same way that you have become accustomed to in recent years. We will provide services across both sites and Roe Lane Surgery remains open and operational, however for face to face appointments with a GP or Nurse, you may be asked to attend Christiana Hartley Medical Practice on Curzon Road, which is a purpose built GP surgery approximately one and a half miles away.

With a greater number of staff including GPs, nurses, medicines management team and administrative staff, we will continue to provide patients with outstanding primary care services.

We are most grateful of your cooperation and support during the first few weeks of the merge as we attempt to make the transition as seamless as possible, please click here for further information.

 

****For Roe Lane Surgery Patients who use Online Access, this service will not be available from Thursday the 15th of April at 12noon through to Tuesday the 20th of April. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. For further information please telephone the Surgery to speak to a member of our team****

 

 

 

General Data Protection Regulations

These Privacy Notices for both ADULTS and CHILDREN explain why Roe Lane Surgery collects information about you, and how that information may be used.

A Supplementary Privacy Notice to support the changes for COVID 19, including recent changes to Summary Care Records, can be found here.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed, kept safe and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. The regulation applied from 25th May 2018 and will apply even after the UK leaves the European Union.

What GDPR will mean for patients:

The GDPR sets out the key principles about processing data for staff or patients.

  • Data must be processed lawfully, fairly and transparently
  • It must be collected with specific, explicit and legitimate purposes
  • It must be limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed
  • Information must be accurate and kept up to date
  • Data must be held securely
  • It can only be retained for as long as is necessary for the reasons it was collected

There are also stronger rights for patients regarding the information that the practice holds about them, these include:

  • Being informed about how their data is used
  • Patients to have access to their own data
  • Patients can ask to have incorrect information changed
  • Restrict how their data is used
  • Move their patient data from one health organisation to another
  • The right to object to their patient information being processed (in certain circumstances)

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations and is a new piece of legislation that will supersede the Data Protection Act. It will not only apply to the UK and EU; it covers anywhere in the world in which data about EU citizens is processed.

The GDPR is similar to the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 (which the practice already complies with) but strengthens many of the DPA's principles. The main changes are:

  • Practices must comply with subject access requests
  • Where we need your consent to process data, the consent must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous
  • There are new, special protections for patient data
  • The Information Commissioner's Office must be notified within 72 hours of a data breach
  • Higher fines for data breaches

What is 'Patient Data'?

Patient data is information that relates to a single person, such as his/her diagnosis, name, age, earlier medical history etc.

What is 'Consent'?

Consent is permission from a patient - an individual's consent is defined as:

"Any freely given specific and informed indication of his wishes by which the data subject signifies his agreement to personal data relating to him being processed"

The changes to GDPR mean that we must get explicit permission from patients when using their data. This is to protect your right to privacy, and we may ask you to provide consent to do certain things, like contact you or record certain information about you for your clinic records.

Individuals also have the right to withdraw their consent at any time.

For more information on how the new regulations impact on Access to Medical Records, please click here to view our Patient Information Leaflet.

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Contact Us

Christiana Hartley Medical Practice & Roe Lane Surgery
172 Roe Lane
Churchtown
Southport
PR9 7PN
Tel: 01704 531114/534137/228439
Fax: RIGHTFAX 01704 506878/385036