Privacy Notice for Granta Medical Practices
All NHS organisations are expected to participate and support health and care research.
Conducting high-quality clinical research helps us to keep improving NHS care by finding out which treatments work best.
If you are asked about taking part in research, usually someone in the care team looking after you will contact you. People in your care team may look at your health records to check whether you are suitable to take part in a research study, before asking you whether you are interested or sending you a letter on behalf of the researcher.
For more information about how your information may be used in research and your rights please visit this website
The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 2018. Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient's representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Please contact the practice for further information.
All staff sign the Confidentiality Agreement contract. We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible care.
This information may be used for management and audit purposes. However, it is usually only available to, and used by, those involved in your care. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your records please contact the Practice.
Granta Medical Practices offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print detailed coded information held in their own records as soon as our Clinical System Provider (SystmOne) provide this facility. The functionality for detailed record access to coded data has now been released.
This practice currently offers the facility for patients:
Granta Medical Practices are training practices and will often have GP Registrars attached to the practice for general practice training. A GP Registrar is a fully qualified doctor undertaking further training in order to practice as a GP. Part of the training involves assessing communication skills and video recording of some consultations is an important part of this assessment. Permission is always sought beforehand and refusal will not offend in any way. After the consultation you have the option to change your mind and have the recording cleared.
We are also involved in the teaching of medical students from the University of Cambridge Medical School and student nurses from Anglia Ruskin University. You will always have the option to refuse to have students present and refusal will not offend in any way.