Data Protection, Access, Privacy and Confidentiality

Data Protection Privacy Notice for Patients

This privacy notice lets you know what happens to any personal data that you give to us, or any that we may collect from or about you.

This privacy notice applies to personal information processed by or on behalf of the practice.

This Notice explains:

  • Who we are, how we use your information and our Data Protection Officer.
  • What kinds of personal information about you do we process?
  • What are the legal grounds for our processing of your personal information(including when we share it with others)?
  • What should you do if your personal information changes?
  • For how long your personal information is retained by us?
  • What are your rights under data protection laws?

To continue reading our privacy notice please click here to download the complete document.

Your Data Matters to the NHS

Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments.

In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.

You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.

To find out more visit:

NHS England’s Care Data - OPT out form

If you would like to opt-out download this form and return to the surgery, paper copies are also available from reception.

* Please note you can withdraw your consent at any time

Accessible Information Standard

We are improving how we communicate with Patients. Please tell us if you need information in a different format or communication support in any way. Please inform reception of your communication preferences when you are next in surgery by completing our Accessible Information Form.

Providers of health and adult social care services have new duties to support those who access their services who have sensory impairments and/or learning disabilities. They must:

  1. Identify the communication and information needs of those who use their service;
  2. Record the communication and information needs they have identified;
  3. Have a consistent flagging system so that if a member of staff opens the individual's record it is immediately brought to their attention if the person has a communication or information need;
  4. Share the identified information and communication needs of the individual when appropriate;
  5. Meet the communication and information needs identified

Further information can be downloaded here.

Freedom of Information

Information relevant to our surgery under the Freedom of Information Act can be provided. Please contact the Practice Manager.