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GDPR: Your Student Health Medical Records

25 May 2018

Data Protection Regulations

Respecting Your Medical Records

The UCC Student Health Department is a trusted community governed by an ethic of privacy and confidentiality.In order to provide for your care, we need to collect and keep information about you and your health in your personal medical record. Our policies are consistent with the Medical Council guidelines and the privacy principles of the Data Protection Regulations. UCC Student Health has voluntarily adopted the requirements of ‘Processing of Patient Personal Data: A Guideline for General Practitioners’.

You can read more about how the GDPR affects your Medical Records in Student Health at https://www.ucc.ie/en/studenthealth/yourhealthdata/ 

For further details please ask at reception for a copy of our Practice Privacy Statement or access the Guideline at http://www.icgp.ie/data

Practice Privacy Statement

This Practice wants to ensure the highest standard of medical care for our patients. We understand that a General Practice is a trusted community governed by an ethic of privacy and confidentiality. Our approach is consistent with the Medical Council guidelines and the privacy principles of the Data Protection Regulations. It is not possible to undertake medical care without collecting and processing personal data and data concerning health. In fact, to do so would be in breach of the Medical Council’s ‘Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics for Doctors’. 

Legal Basis for Processing Your Data

This practice has voluntarily signed up for the ICGP Data Protection Guideline for GPs. The processing of personal data in Student Healthis necessary in order to protect the vital interests of our patients and for the provision of health care and public health. You can access the Guideline at http://www.icgp.ie/data. In most circumstances we hold your data until 8 years after your death or 8 years since your last contact with the practice. There are exceptions to this rule and these are described in the Guideline referenced above.

Read more at https://www.ucc.ie/en/studenthealth/yourhealthdata/

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