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‘New data regulations will build patient confidence’


To correct some factual inaccuracies: "Patients will also have the power to request their information is moved or deleted" The right to data portability (I think that is what you are referring to) does not apply to GP records - it only applies "where the processing is based on the individual’s consent or for the performance of a contract". For GP records, we do not rely upon consent, and we do nto have a contract with the patient. The right to erasure does not apply if processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority - Article 6(1)(e); which is the legal basis that we are relying upon for our GP records. Patients have the right to rectification, but not to their records being "deleted".

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03 Apr 2018

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