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Covid Invites:  If you are 50+ DOB on or before 31 March 1971 and have not got your 1st covid vac please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

We are currently calling patients in the below groups for their 2nd covid vac, 10 weeks from the first covid vac. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

The groups we have already called, in priority order :

1. Patients over 80 (DoB on or before 31 March 1941)

2. Patients over 70 (DoB on or before 31 March 1951) and patients aged 18 to 64 who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable.

3. Adults aged 18 to 64 years in an at-risk group & carers and patients aged 65+ (DoB on or before 31 March 1956)

4. Patients aged 55+ (DoB on or before 31 March 1966)

5. Patients aged 50+ (DOB on or before 31 March 1971)

We are currently calling patients in the above groups for their 2nd covid vac, 10 weeks from the first covid vac. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

We know many people are interested in the COVID-19 vaccination and want to assure you that we are working through a priority list set by the Department of Health above.  

 Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect your community against serious illnesses.  When enough people get vaccinated, it’s harder for a disease to spread to those who can’t have vaccines.

Your data, privacy and the law”

Practice Privacy Notice

Drs McFerran Cox and Treanor Practice Privacy Notice
 
 
Your information, privacy and the Law. How we use your medical records
 
The use and sharing of personal information forms an essential part of the provision of health and care, benefiting individual patients, often necessary for the effective functioning of health and social services and sometimes necessary in the public interest. Nevertheless your doctor has a strong legal and ethical duty to protect patient information and all information you share with your doctor is kept confidential.
 
  • This practice is committed to observing the laws on data protection and confidentiality concerning your medical record and all uses and sharing of your information.
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    We share information about you with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and, normally, event by event.
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    Some of your health information (including your name, address, allergies and medications) is automatically copied to the Northern Ireland Electronic Care Record.
 
  • Some information about you is shared with national screening campaigns such as Flu and Diabetes eye screening.
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    Information about you in non-identifiable form is used to manage the NHS and make payments.
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    Information about you in non-identifiable form is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.
  • Information about you in non-identifiable form may be used for medical research. Where identifiable information may be required we will first seek you consent.
 
  • We will share information when the law requires us to do, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vulnerable people.
 
* “Common Law Duty of Confidentiality”, common law is not written out in one document like an Act of Parliament. It is a form of law based on previous court cases decided by judges; hence, it is also referred to as 'judge-made' or case law. The law is applied by reference to those previous cases, so common law is also said to be based on precedent.
The general position is that if information is given in circumstances where it is expected that a duty of confidence applies, that information cannot normally be disclosed without the information provider's consent.
In practice, this means that all patient information, whether held on paper, computer, visually or audio recorded, or held in the memory of the professional, must not normally be disclosed without the consent of the patient. It is irrelevant how old the patient is or what the state of their mental health is; the duty still applies.
Three circumstances making disclosure of confidential information lawful are:
  • where the individual to whom the information relates has consented;
  • where disclosure is in the public interest; and
  • where there is a legal duty to do so, for example a court order.



 
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