Data Protection 

GDPR and how we use your medical records

  • Under the new General Data Protection Regulation we handle your medical records and personal data in line with laws on data protection and confidentiality, including the Data Protection Act, the Health & Social Care Act 2015 and NHS Codes of Confidentiality and Information Security.
  • We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.
  • We may use your mobile number and/or email to remind you about appointments, tell you about changes to appointments, ask you to make appointments for review of long term conditions, let you know about flu clinics or contact you for reasons directly related to you and your health.
  • Your mobile number and/or email address will not be used for direct marketing purposes.

 

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General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) 

NHS Digital's daily collection of GP data will support vital health and care planning and research.

The data held in the GP medical records of patients is used every day to support health and care planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone. NHS Digital has developed a new way to collect this data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection.

The new data collection reduces burden on GP practices, allowing doctors and other staff to focus on patient care.

Please visit the NHS Digital website for information or watch this You Tube video which explains why information is shared.