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Suffolk Primary Care

Suffolk Primary Care

This practice is a member of Suffolk Primary Care – an innovative partnership of like-minded GP surgeries that have joined together to promote best practice and find new ways of working.

By sharing our resources and expertise we can tackle some of the challenges currently facing the NHS and ensure our patients continue to receive the high level of care they rightly deserve.

Suffolk Primary Care has six core values focused on achieving the best outcomes for patients, its staff and everyone in our community.

These are:

  • Delivering Delivering compassionate, high quality care
  • Nurturing and supporting staff 
  • To  be community focused
  • Ambitious about finding new ways of working
  • Innovative sharing of resources
  • Improving services with evidence based care 

 

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GP Surgeries Are Required To:  

  • Maintain full and accurate records of the care we provide to you
  • Keep records about you confidential and secure
  • Provide information in a format that is accessible (e.g. in large type if you are partially sighted)

If You Object

You have the right to object to other surgeries seeing your medical records. If you choose to object, then your access to the joint services provided may be affected but access to your current surgery will not be interrupted.

Sharing Your Information 

Others may also need to use records about you to:

  • Check the quality of care you are receiving
  • Protect the health of the public
  • Keep track of NHS spending
  • Help investigate any concerns or complaints you or your family have about your health care
  • Teach health workers
  • Help with research

Sometimes we share your information with third parties such as:  

  • Hospitals
  • Social care
  • Community Health
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Mental Health

We will not share information that can identify you with others unless;

  • We ask and you give us permission
  • When required or allowed in law
  • We have special permission for health or research purposes (e.g. if you have agreed to take part in a research trial)
  • It is in the public interest (e.g. there is a risk of serious harm or crime)

By law, you have the right to confidentiality. You also have the right to ask for a copy of the records.  

  • Your request must be made in writing to your surgery
  • If you request a printed copy of the information, a charge will apply
  • The surgery is required to respond to your request in writing within 40 days
  • You will need to give the surgery your full name, address, date of birth and NHS number
  • You will be required to provide personal identification such as a driving licence or passport
  • For more information or to object to your data being shared across the partnership, please contact your local surgery Practice Manager in the first instance.


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