The practice and health professionals caring for you keep records about your health and any treatment or care you receive. Your records are private and you have the right to expect that they are kept secure and confidential. Different organisations within the NHS sometimes have to share information about you, for example when you are referred by the GP to a hospital specialist.
The NHS and local council services (such as social care) are also working more closely together to ensure you receive the most appropriate care, and may also need to share information. This will only be done with your consent and knowledge and you have the right to ask for this information not to be shared.
To read the Practice Privacy Notice explaining why we collect information about our patients and how we use that information, Click here for our Privacy Notice.
National Data and Type 1 Opt Out
NHS Digital's daily collection of GP data will support vital health and care planning and research.
The data held in the GP medical records of patients is used every day to support health and care planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone.
NHS Digital has developed a new way to collect this data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection. The new data collection reduces burden on GP practices, allowing doctors and other staff to focus on patient care.
NHS Digital has engaged with the British Medical Association (BMA), Royal College of GPs (RCGP) and the National Data Guardian (NDG) to ensure relevant safeguards are in place for patients and GP practices.
For more information please see: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research
National Data Opt-out
The National Data Opt-out is a service that allows patients to opt-out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning. Once again the deadline has been extended to enable health and care organisations to focus their resources on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The deadline to comply with the national data opt-out is now 30 September 2021
Please click here to opt out of the NHS Digital National Data Opt out
Type 1 opt-out
In addition for non-direct care, a patient can tell their GP practice if they do not want their confidential patient information shared outside of the practice for purposes other than their individual care.
Please complete and return the form below to our surgery by post should you wish to register a Type 1 Opt Out.
Click here to download the Type 1 Opt Out Form
Please note that our telephone system records all in-coming AND out-going telephone calls.
We only use these recordings for training and monitoring purposes.
Please see here for Privacy Notice COVID-19 for the Privacy Notice relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic and your records