GDPR & How we use your medical records

General Data Protection Regulations

The General Data Protection Regulation is the new EU law legislation to protect the personal data of all EU citizens, and is a significant change in Data Protection for all of the UK, including the NHS and Healthcare providers.

How we use your medical records

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.

Please view the practice privacy notices below for more information: