GDPR and Privacy

Your data, privacy and the Law. How do we use it?

  • This Practice handles medical records according to the laws on data protection and confidentiality.
  • We share medical records with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and event by event.
  • Some of your data is automatically copied to the Shared Care Summary Record.
  • We may share some of your data with local out of hours / urgent emergency care service.
  • Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as flu, cervical cytology and diabetes prevention.
  • Data about you, usually de-identified is used to manage the NHS and make payments.
  • We share information when the law requires us to do so, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vulnerable people.
  • Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.
  • We may also share medical records for medical research.
  • General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice click here