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Welcome to Burnley Group Practice

Our Mission Statement

  • Burnley Group Practice strives to achieve exceptional, professional standards of healthcare within a friendly and approachable healthcare setting.
  • We take time to be understanding of, and caring towards people's needs. We endeavour to be equitable and responsive in our approach to serve our diverse population, with safeguarding vulnerable individuals and groups our priority.
  • We will work in partnership with our patients, their families and carers, involving them in decision making about their care and treatment.
  • We also commit to nurturing our staff through an ethos of continuous learning and reflection.

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Medical Records

Lancashire and South Cumbria has been chosen by NHS England to be a national pilot for the digitisation of Medical Records.  Scanning these paper based records and making them digital will enable better utilisation of space, creating more clinical space, staff areas, multi team space and video hubs, removing the need for some practices to build extensions. In addition it will also make your record more easily and speedily accessible to clinical staff within your practice.

Your complete GP medical record will be digital and stored in a secure cloud based clinical system (only accessible by your GP practice) with the paper based records being securely destroyed following BS EN 15713:2009 Secure destruction of confidential material.  Your GP will still be able to access your records easily within this system. The scanning and destruction of the paper records will follow strict data protection guidelines adhered to by the NHS.  As with paper based records, digital records are stored for the durations specified in the Records Management Codes of Practice for Health and Social Care. For GP patient records, this states that they may be destroyed 10 years after the patient’s death if they are no longer needed.

If you wish to discuss the scheme, please inform the Practice direct either by letter or via e-mail.

 Burnley Group Practice

3rd Floor, St Peters Centre

BURNLEY

BB11 2DL

Tel. 01282 644222

Email: burnley.gp@nhs.net

 

 

National data opt out 

Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.

You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.

Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

There is more information available at https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ or in the leaflet below: