Introduction to GDPR

Replacing the ‘Data Protection Act’

Your data, privacy and the Law.  How we use your medical records

  • 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 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 medical records for medical research

For more information please see below or e-mail in

Commissioning, Planning, Risk Stratification, Patient Identification

Commissioning, Planning, Risk Stratification, Patient Identification


Direct Care

Direct Emergencies

National Screening Programmes

NHS Digital


Public Health


Summary Care Record

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