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Data Protection, Privacy and Confidentiality


Data Protection Privacy Notices

These privacy notices let you know what happens to any personal data that you give to us, or any that we may collect from or about you.

These privacy notices applie to personal information processed by or on behalf of the practice.

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Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom for Information Act 2000 gives the public the right to know how public services are run and how much they cost. From January 2005 General Practices must respond to requests about information it holds. However requests will have to satisfy a number of conditions. For further information please contact our Practice Manager.

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Summary Access Requests (SARS)

We do not supply insurance companies with copies of your medical records. However we can provide you with access to your full medical record using Patient Access. Please see How to Register for Patient Access for further information.

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NHS Summary Care Records

As part of a mandatory, national programme each GP Practice will have to make a summary care record for each patient (unless the patient has already opted out).

Please read the information regarding this.

If you wish to opt out download and complete the opt out form and return to the Practice (see below).

Information Website

Summary Care Records on the NHS Digital website.

Information Leaflets and Opt Out Form

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Transferring Your Electronic Health Record

Your GP practice holds copies of your patient health record electronically and in paper format. Both contain the healthcare information about you that your GP needs including your medical history, medications, allergies, immunisations and vaccinations.

If you have previously registered with a different GP in England, upon registering at this practice your electronic health record will, where possible, be transferred automatically from your previous practice through the use of an NHS system called GP2GP.

Transferring Your Electronic Health Record information leaflet.