Primary Care Network Privacy Notice
We are part of the Epsom PCN which is a network of GPs and health and care organisations established to provide integrated services to the local population. Members of the network are:
- Ashley Centre Surgery
- Derby Medical Centre
- Fountain Practice
- Shadbolt Park House Surgery
- Spring Street Surgery
- St Stephen House Surgery
- Stoneleigh Surgery
By operating as a network, we are able to provide a more comprehensive set of services, provided by local clinicians and health and care providers. These services currently include:
- Blood Pressure at Home (BP@Home) – The BP@Home Service utilises the InHealthcare platform to support the remote monitoring of patient blood pressure readings. For more information see the Inhealthcare Privacy notice, speak to the BP@Home team or ask your GP/Practice manager.
- Appointments with Physician Associates
- Home visiting service by paramedics and health and wellbeing practitioners
- Social Prescribing Services
- Annual health checks for those with learning disabilities, serious mental illness, dementia of diabetes
- Access to clinical pharmacists for medication queries and appointments
- Visits/ward rounds to patients in care homes on a weekly basis by paramedics
Where necessary and relevant to support your direct care, we will share your confidential patient information with members of our network to support safe, efficient and effective care and treatment.
We will use data which you cannot be identified from when we are undertaking the planning and commissioning of local health and care services. This ‘de-identified data’ is effectively anonymised in accordance with the Information Commissioner’s Office Code of Practice, a summary of which is available at www.ico.org.uk – Anonymisation: managing data protection risk code of practice summary.
If you are not happy for your health data to be shared with the organisations detailed above if you access PCN services then you can object to this. To do so you should contact your registered Practice so they can discuss the potential impact this could have on your care and treatment.
If you do not wish for your de-identified data to be used for planning and commissioning of PCN services you are able to opt-out of this via the National Opt-Out – please see www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters for further details.