Data Protection and Sharing

The government has introduced new regulation to enable information from your healthcare record to be extracted from our records (Health and Social Care Act 2012). GP practices have no choice but to allow your information to be extracted, unless you opt out.

Important: Opting out of one does not imply you have opted out of both.
You must complete both forms if you wish to opt out of both.

Three different information sharing systems are currently in operation:

Summary Care Record

The Summary Care Record (SCR) shares your data within the NHS for example if you are seen in A&E.

Additional information can be added to your SCR, this is particularly useful for patients with complex or long term conditions, or patients reaching end of life.

Detailed information about the Summary Care Record is available on the HSCIC website. Alternatively, you can contact this number for more information 0300 123 3020.

Download Summary Care Record Opt out form

Please complete this form and return to the practice or post it to us.

Privacy Policy

The practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality. We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. Please download our Privacy Policy documents below.

The government has decided that new patients will be asked whether or not they want to share their information in the Summary Care Record. Existing patients however must actively opt out of this system if they do not wish for their information to be shared from our computer system.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

The new GDPR is a new EU regulation that comes into force on the 25th of May 2018. The GDPR will, along with a new Data Protection Act (currently a draft bill), replace the existing data protection legislation including the UK Data Protection Act 1998.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU).