We use a facility called GP Connect to support your direct care. GP Connect makes patient information available to all appropriate clinicians when and where they need it, to support direct patients care, leading to improvements in both care and outcomes.
GP Connect is not used for any purpose other than direct care.
Authorised Clinicians such as GPs, nurses and HCAs, Health Coaches and Social Prescribers are able to access the GP records of the patients they are treating via a secure NHS Digital service called GP connect on behalf of our Primary Care Network – Brighter Birkenhead PCN
Legal basis for sharing this data
In order for your Personal Data to be shared or processed, an appropriate “legal basis” needs to be in place and recorded. The legal bases for direct care via GP Connect is the same as the legal bases for the care you would receive from your own GP, or another healthcare provider:
Because the legal bases used for your care using GP Connect are the same as used in other direct care situations, the legal rights you have over this data under UK GDPR will also be the same- these are listed elsewhere in our privacy notice.
Opting out of GP Connect
If patients do not wish their information to be shared using GP Connect, they can opt out by contacting their GP practice.
National Data Opt-out
The National Data Opt-out is a service that allows patients to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning.
The National Data Opt-out only applies to any disclosure of data for purposes beyond direct care, so having National Data Opt-out will not prevent your GP patient record being shared via GP Connect.