Jubilee Street Practice

Privacy Notice

The Jubilee Street Practice is part of Tower Hamlets CCG who are responsible for planning, designing, buying and paying for certain NHS services. These services include planned and emergency hospital care, mental health, rehabilitation, and community services. Patients have the right to have information about them processed fairly and lawfully, and to access any personal information held by the NHS. Patients also have the right to privacy, and expect the NHS to keep information confidential and secure. Patients have the right to request that their confidential information is not used for purposes other than their own care and treatment, and to have their objections considered. These rights are set out in the NHS Constitution.

Why do we collect information about you and how we use this?
Health care professionals, who provide your care, maintain records about your health and any treatment or care you have received previously (e.g. NHS Trust, GP surgery, walk-in clinic, etc.). These records are used to help to provide you with the best possible healthcare. 

What information do we hold and how is this stored?
NHS health care records may be electronic, on paper or a mixture of both, and we use a combination of working practices and technology to ensure that your information is kept confidential and secure. Records this GP Practice hold about you may include the following information:

When is my information shared and how do we maintain the confidentiality of your data?
Every member of staff who works for an NHS organisation has a legal obligation to keep information about you confidential. To ensure you receive the best possible care, your records are used to facilitate the care you receive. Information held about you may be used to help protect the health of the public and to help us manage the NHS. Information may be used within the GP practice for clinical audit to monitor the quality of the service provided. 
Some of this information will be held centrally and used for statistical purposes. Where we do this, we take strict measures to ensure that individual patients cannot be identified. Sometimes your information may be requested to be used for research purposes – the surgery will always gain your consent before releasing the information for this purpose. 

We are committed to protecting your privacy and will only use information collected lawfully in accordance with:

We will only use or pass on information about you to other health professionals if they have a genuine need for it to support your care. We will not disclose your information to any third party without your permission unless there are exceptional circumstances (i.e. life or death situations), where the law requires information to be passed on and/or in accordance with the new information sharing principle following Dame Fiona Caldicotts' information sharing review (Information to share or not to share) where “The duty to share information can be as important as the duty to protect patient confidentiality.” This means that health and social care professionals should have the confidence to share information in the best interests of their patients within the framework set out by the Caldecott principles. They should be supported by the policies of their employers, regulators and professional bodies.

For example, your information may be shared in the following circumstances:

Which other organisation’s may see my information?
We may also share your information, subject to strict agreements on how it will be used, with the following organisations:

You will be informed who your data will be shared with and in some cases asked for explicit consent for this happen when this is required. Some of your records are held centrally in what is called the Summary Care Record. You see online what information is held in your individual SCR. For more information on SCRs, you can visit https://digital.nhs.uk/services/summary-care-records-scr.
 
Access to personal information
You have a right under the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation 2018 to request access to view or to obtain copies of what information the surgery holds about you and to have it amended should it be inaccurate. In order to request this, you need to do the following:

We are required to respond to you within 30 days.
A copy of our complete Data Subject Access Request Policy is available here.
 
Change of Details
It is important that you tell the person treating you if any of your details such as your name or address have changed or if any of your details such as date of birth is incorrect in order for this to be amended. You have a responsibility to inform us of any changes so our records are accurate and up to date for you.

Notification
The Data Protection Act 2018 requires organisation’s to register a notification with the Information Commissioner to describe the purposes for which they process personal and sensitive information. This information is publicly available on the Information Commissioners Office website www.ico.org.uk
The practice is registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).
 
Who is the Data Protection Officer?
The Data Protection Officer is Dr Salma Ahmed.
 
Who is the Data Controller?
The Data Controller, responsible for keeping your information secure and confidential is:
The partners of The Jubilee Street Practice, 368-374 Commercial Road, London E1 0LS?  

Objections / Complaints
Should you have any concerns about how your information is managed at the GP, please contact the practice in writing. If you are still unhappy following a review by the GP practice, you can then complain to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) via their website www.ico.gov.ukcasework@ico.org.uk , telephone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745.

If you are happy for your data to be extracted and used for the purposes described in this privacy notice then you do not need to do anything. If you have any concerns about how your data is shared then please contact the practice.

 

East London Health and Care Partnership – Fair processing and sharing of data

www.eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk/aboutus/fair-processing-and-gdpr

Keeping patient data safe

We are the guardians of patient data, making sure it is protected and handled securely. We make sure data is only used for the good of health and care, and that patient data is always protected. We comply with the national data opt-out policy. We also provide advice to the health and care sector on keeping data safe.

Data Security Protection Policy

Click here to download

Data protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) 2019

GP Data Protection Impact Assessment Questionnaire 2019

News

  • JSP Wellbeing Project

    Jubilee Street Practice has launched a brand new Wellbeing service for our patients.

    We are a team who thrive on a changing society. We know that to bring about change people need to feel empowered. We live in a diverse community where there are significant health and social challenges. Working together with our patients we want to enable people to live well.

    We facilitate bespoke and resilience projects in partnerships with other voluntary and community sector organisations ranging from therapeutic groups to physical and social interaction activities that support patients with social, emotional and practical needs.

    Some of the activities we run are group therapy for patients suffering with anxiety and depression, Pilates and Yoga classes, a social connection hub and more.

    To see the full list of our activities, please check out the JSP Wellbeing Calendar of events 2021 by clicking here.

    Listening to and acting on the feedback of our patients and local community is a key part of how we develop and design our services. We hold regular patient engagement meetings where you have the chance to hear about our plans, current projects and an opportunity for you to share your views. If you would like to get involved with the project please contact Marjia or Fahmida on thccg.jspwellbeing@nhs.net or 07498862419.

     

  • CONTACT US ONLINE

    You can contact us about a medical, administrative or prescription issue by visiting:

    https://florey.accurx.com/p/F84031

    all patients with internet access are encouraged to contact us online unless it's an emergency. This helps us get the information we need to help you efficiently and safely, whilst prioritising the most urgent cases.

    The benefits for you are that you can seek help from the comfort of your own home 24/7, without needing to wait in a phone queue. You can let us know how you prefer to be contacted and what you are hoping for, helping us to provide a service that works for you.

    It's 'Click and Easy' so try contacting us online!

     

     

  • COVID-19 Vaccine

    8th December 2020

    Please DO NOT call the practice - we will keep you updated when we have more information.

    As reported in the national media, the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have now arrived in the UK.  50 hospitals across the UK will be the first sites to receive deliveries this week.  Patients over 80 being treated at these hospitals and healthcare workers at higher risk are likely to be the first to be offered protection in the coming weeks.

    There are numerous logistical barriers to overcome before the vaccine can be offered more widely in the community. What we do know is that there is a dedicated Tower Hamlets team working hard on the organisation. To keep our services running smoothly, please DO NOT contact the practice with questions about the vaccine. We will update you as we hear more!

    You can find more information about the vaccination programme and priority groups on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/CovidVaccine

  • Changes to Prescription Ordering

     

    From December 1st 2020 we will no longer be accepting prescription requests made by email.

    In the interest of safety and efficiency, we kindly request that all online requests are made using the NHS App, or on Patient Access (pin required). These services mean you can quickly and conveniently order your repeat prescriptions and your request will come straight through to our clinical system. There is also a box to send any comments or questions relating to your request and the option to change your nominated pharmacy.

    Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen a huge increase in the number of emails the practice receives each day and managing email prescription requests has become unsustainable for our team. We have also become aware that errors are more likely when medications are requested by this method as our non-clinical team have to correctly identify the required item on the system.

    If you need any help with how to order your prescriptions please ask the reception team. For patients who do not have internet access, we will continue to accept paper requests via the box at reception and orders made through local pharmacies.

     

     

  • Shielding - Your Questions Answered!

    Click here for our information sheet on what to do if you are at increased risk from COVID-19.

  • JSP’s Pain Wellbeing Programme is back!

    Are you living with a painful condition? 

    Would you like to meet other people with similar experiences?

    Could you benefit from learning more about pain and pain management skills?

    Well, you’re not alone!

    For more information please go to our ‘Practice news’ page to view/download an information sheet.

     

  • Living with diabetes

    Living with diabetes is difficult right now, faced with uncertainty that comes with the coronavirus and the recent news reports linking diabetes with an increased risk of dying from COVID-19 it is more important than ever to take control of your condition and access appropriate support when you need it. We have adapted our services to be able to continue to provide the care you need.

    All of our diabetes services continue to provide care and support through telephone, virtual and online clinics, with face-to-face care available where appropriate, such as foot care clinics. Together with local health and care partners we have developed some information online

    www.eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk/ourplans/diabetes

    to support you through this period and we encourage you to read this information and use the information and education that is available. The NHS continues to be here if you need us.

     

  • Important Dates

    Jubilee Street Practice Closure Dates:

    Please note the Jubilee Street Practice will be closed from 12.30pm to allow staff to attend a Protected Learning Time on the following dates:

    Wednesday 7th April 2021
    Thursday 20th May 2021
    Tuesday 15th June 2021

    We will re-open the following mornings at the usual time.

    If your problem cannot wait until the practice re-opens then please call 111 or for emergencies call 999.

     

  • Harm reduction strategies for alcohol dependence - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Advice on cutting back or stopping drinking alcohol

    If you are dependent on alcohol stopping drinking suddenly could kill you

    Is this advice for me?
    This advice is for you if you plan to cut down or stop drinking and are at risk of withdrawal symptoms.

    Am I at risk of alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

    • Do you drink over 15 units of alcohol every day?
      15 units is about a ½ bottle of spirits, 1½ bottles of wine, 6 pints of regular strength beer, 3 cans super lager or 2 litres of strong cider.
    • Have you had withdrawal symptoms in the past when cutting back or stopping alcohol? (these can sometimes take up to a few days to start)
    • Do you regularly drink alcohol soon after you get up to relieve shakes, or sweats?

    If you have answered yes to any of the above, you will need to do some planning to cut down or stop your drinking.

    Please click here for more information

  • Coronavirus news

    During the Coronavirus help us to help you.

    We are working hard to support our patients, staff and community at this difficult time with reduced staff, as we are having to deal with staff self-isolating and being unable to work.

    Please help us to support you by:

    • Not coming into the practice
    • Using NHS App to order medications
    • Contacting us online
    • Only phoning if really urgent

     

    Please follow the government advice for coronavirus listed to the left.

    We are trying to protect patients and staff by keeping attendance at the practice to a minimum, so we are managing most consultations by phone, email or video consultation.