Bishops Waltham Surgery
EMIS Health Data Storage
A data processor acting on our behalf, EMIS Health, is changing certain technical aspects of the way in which it delivers services to us, and as part of this transition it will be moving the data which it hosts on our behalf from its own data centre to a third party data centre, which is owned and operated by Amazon Web Services (AWS).
We are informed that the way in which the AWS service operates means that there is no opportunity for AWS employees to access or view the data held within the EMIS Health allocated areas of the hosting service. The data will be encrypted both at rest and in transit and AWS will not have access to the encryption keys.
From the information provided by EMIS Health, we are satisfied that the security; availability; integrity and confidentiality, of the patient data will improve as a result of the move to the AWS data service. This change does not affect the underlying processing and the manner in which the processing is controlled by the practice (either directly or indirectly via NHS Digital) and from the practice’s and patient’s perspective nothing will change as a result of this technical/background switch
Alternatively please contact our Data Protection Officer, Laura Taw by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
How we use your medical records
Important information for patients
- This information has been created in partnership with your GP Practice and Mid Hampshire Healthcare Ltd (MHH). MHH is a GP federation created to support your GP practice and enhance the delivery of healthcare services to all patients within the local area.
- This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.
- We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.
- In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill.
- We share your information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe.
- You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record.
- You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.
- You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.
- You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. The Information Commissioner’s Office is an independent UK authority set up to uphold information rights. Please visit their website https://ico.org.uk/ for further advice.
- For more information please ask at reception for a copy of our Patient Privacy Notice OR please click the link below to view the policy's in place: