BP@ Home and PCN Privacy Notice
GP practices have grouped together to form primary care networks, so that they can work collaboratively with each other as well as other health and care organisations to provide more comprehensive and integrated services for the local population.
These services currently include:
· Blood Pressure at Home (BP@Home). The BP@Home Service utilises the InHealthcare platform to support the remote monitoring of patient blood pressure readings. For more information see the Inhealthcare Privacy notice, speak to the BP@Home team or ask your GP/Practice manager. Further information about BP@Home is available here.
Where necessary and relevant to support your direct care, we will share your confidential patient information with members of our network to support safe, efficient and effective care and treatment.
We will use data which you cannot be identified from when we are undertaking the planning and commissioning of local health and care services. This ‘de-identified data’ is effectively anonymised in accordance with the Information Commissioner’s Office Code of Practice, a summary of which is available at link.
If you are not happy for your health data to be shared with the organisations detailed above if you access PCN services then you can object to this. To do so you should contact your registered Practice so they can discuss the potential impact this could have on your care and treatment.
If you do not wish for your de-identified data to be used for planning and commissioning of PCN services you are able to opt-out of this via the National Opt-Out – please see link below for further details: www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters.