Data Protection

Your Data, Privacy and the Law

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 or emergency care services
  • Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as Flu, Cervical cytology and Diabetes prevention
  • Data about you, usually anonymised, 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, but this will usually anonymised.

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