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.

  • Clinical Digital Tools

    We also use a range of digital tools to support improved patient care. These digital tools may relate to very specific conditions and use of them supports diagnosis, clinical decision making, prescribing and management of a condition.  Often these digital tools are developed and managed by third parties who are contracted by the NHS for the provision of this very specific work to ensure best patient care.  Your information may be shared with these organisations where it is relevant to your care.

 GDPR Policy

Fair Processing Notice General Information

Fair Processing - Privacy Notice detailed

Practice Privacy Notice

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