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Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act 2000

Introduction

This online Publication Scheme is an outline guide to the information routinely made available to the public by the General Practitioners at Boughton Health Centre. It is a description of the information about our General Practitioners and Practice, which we make publicly available (where possible links are included to relevant pages on this website). It will be reviewed at regular intervals and we will monitor its effectiveness.
Details are publically available on request on the following:
Your rights to information
How much does it cost?
Classes of Information
  • Class1: Who we are
  • Class2: Our Services
  • Class3: Financial & funding information
  • Class4: Regular publications and information for the public
  • Class5: Complaints procedure
  • Class6: Our policies and procedures
  • Class7: The Publication Scheme
Please apply to: -
Ms Rachel Kennouche
Practice Manager
Boughton Health Centre
Hoole Lane
Boughton
CHESTER 
CH2 3DP
For the fact sheet (Source: ICO) click here  (PDF file, external website).
 

Comments & Feedback

If you have any comments about the operation of this Publication Scheme, or how we have dealt with your request for information from the Scheme, please write to the Practice Manager at the address above.
Please visit our links page for other useful external resources

Copyright

Material available through this Publication Scheme is subject to the General Practice’s copyright unless otherwise indicated. Unless expressly indicated to the contrary, it may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium provided it is done so accurately in a manner which will not mislead. Where items are re-published or copied to others, you must identify the source and acknowledge copyright status. This permit does not extend to third party material, accessed through the scheme.

Boughton Health Centre is dedicated to protecting your information.

Everyone working for the NHS has a responsibility and a legal duty to protect your information, so that information is not disclosed to unauthorised bodies.  Your personal information may be shared with other healthcare professionals (a Consultant or Doctor at a hospital you have been referred to, Accident & Emergency units or the local Out of Hours service / NHS 111 at the weekend or evening).
The Practice currently participates in the national Summary Care Record, the Cheshire Healthcare Record and the IT System Graphnet.
Each patient contact with a clinician is recorded in the patient’s record, including consultations, visits and telephone advice. Information is recorded, either on paper or in computer files.  It may include details of your next of kin or carer.  However it is all treated with the same strictly controlled confidential care. We need to be able to move electronic information from system to system, extracting the data and modifying it for the next system.  Tests will need to be made periodically on the data to check that it has been transferred correctly. This is done under secure, carefully controlled conditions.
The Law strictly controls the sharing of some types of very sensitive personal information. We are continually reviewing ways in which confidentially improvements can be made, and it is important for us to know and understand the views of patients and users of the service, including carers. Patients can elect not to have this information being made available if they so choose. 
We recommend you discuss this with either your GP or the Practice Manager to make an informed choice in this respect.  You can opt out or opt in of this information being shared at any time.


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