GDPR General Data Protection Regulation

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. Please see the practice privacy notice on the website