Your data, privacy and the Law

How we use your medical records

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 


  • 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 NHS England.

  • 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 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, 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 anonymised medical records for medical research.

 GDPR Policy

Fair Processing Notice General Information

Fair Processing - Privacy Notice detailed

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