How We Use Your Medical Records

Important Information for Patients

  • This 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
  • In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research; for example to find out more about why people get ill
  • We share information when the law requires us to do so; for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe
  • You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record
  • You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care
  • You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services
  • You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office
  • For more information on the above, please see our practice Privacy Notice Leaflet, which is available at reception and on our website:

Dr David Smith, Information Governance Lead & Data Protection Officer


To choose if data from your health records is shared for research or planning:

1) Please click here to find out about the National Data Opt Out & how to make your choice

2) Please click here to find out about GP Data for Planning & Research (GPDPR) & how to make a Type 1 Opt Out

For a visual summary of how these two choices differ & work in practice, please click here 


View our Practice GDPR Plan

View our Practice Privacy Policy

View our Privacy Notice Leaflet

View our Detailed Privacy Notices & Processing Register

View our Right of Access Policy

View our Access to Deceased Records Policy

View our leaflet SARs - A Guide for Third Parties, which we send to third parties who make Subject Access Requests (SARs) on behalf of our patients

View our Right to Object Policy

View our Impact Assessment Policy

View our Data Breach Policy