Protecting your information


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Your Care Connected (YCC)

As part of the changes introduced by the GDPR, organisations which process your data are required to be clear and transparent in the way your information is handled. YCC is an NHS health record sharing programme across Birmingham Sandwell and Solihull for the sole purpose of direct patient care that has been operational since August 2015. The legal basis for this type of data processing is provided from the special GDPR category of health and social care as described in article 6(1)(e) – exercise of official authority; and article 9(2)(h) – provision of health or social care.


Please note that YCC team does not process any of your health record information but on our website you will find detailed information about this NHS record sharing programme. Should you wish to opt out please print and complete the opt out form and hand in at your local GP practice


The importance of privacy

It is important that you feel that the information contained in your GP record - which may contain personal information such as diagnoses and treatment - is secure and only shared where necessary and to improve the care you receive.

The Your Care Connected team have gone to great lengths to ensure your information is protected:

  • Your practice and participating organisations must sign robust legal data sharing agreements before they can begin sharing information
  • Your information can only be seen via a secure connection
  • Only doctors, nurses and registered healthcare professionals at participating organisations can view it
  • Your information can only be accessed if you are present and give your permission
  • Your information cannot be printed, edited or emailed at the hospital
  • In emergency situations where your information needs to be accessed without your permission, the person doing so must clearly document why the have done so
  • All access to your record using Your Care Connected is traceable including who accessed it at what time and date and at which location - you can then cross reference this against your own appointment records if you so wish
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