Data Protection – GDPR


Your  data,  privacy and  the  Law.  How  we  use  your  medical  records  –

  • This practice handles medical records according to the laws on data protection.
  • We share medical records with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care, however this is on a need to  know basis and event by event.
  • Some of your data is automatically  copied  to  the  Shared Care Record.
  • We do share some of  your data with local out of hours / urgent or emergency care service.
  • Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as Flu, Cervical cytology and Diabetes among others.
  • Data about you, usually de-identified, is used to manage the NHS and  to help improve services.
  • We share information when the law requires us to do, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or  safeguarding vulnerable patients.
  • We may  also  share  medical  records  for  medical  research, however you will be asked to sign a consent form and will be informed of your rights with regards to clinical research.
  • By navigating these pages of our website you can view patient information leaflets, policies and our privacy notices..
  • Ask at  reception  for  details  of  how  to  opt  out  of data  sharing  activities within  the  NHS.

The Good Practice Privacy Notice