GDPR Privacy Notice

Under the GDPR (general data protection regulation) which came into force on 25th May 2018, the Practice is obliged to publish its Privacy Policy.  Please see all information on Our Privacy Policies below.

Protecting your Information, Confidentiality and Information Sharing

The information we hold about you is solely for the purpose of caring for your health and will only be seen by those who need to. There is a possibility of patient information being used by other organisations for the purpose of managing your care or the management of health care services. In addition, recent changes to IT and NHS policy have made it possible to share information with other healthcare professionals e.g. hospitals.

Privacy Notice for Patients aged between 13-16

Easy Read Privacy Notice

National Data Opt Out information

If, after reading the information you still wish to Opt Out, you can do this yourself online without contacting the practice, click on this link to do this online here:

There is also a national phone number where you can make this choice, the information can be found here: Other ways to make a choice about sharing data from your health records – NHS (

Please try to make your opt out choice using the on line options or calling the national number so that our staff can continue to focus their efforts on providing care for our patients.

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP
Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

Please ask at reception for more information on the Summary Care Record (national scheme) and Connecting Care (local scheme across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset). You have the right to opt out of information sharing. We have a legal duty to keep confidential all the information held about you. The obligations the NHS has, together with the rights that every individual enjoys, are set out in the Data Protection Act 1988. If you have any questions about patient confidentiality please contact the Practice Manager. Protecting your personal information is of paramount importance.

Information about accessing your health records can be found here. Please also download this Patient Leaflet which has information you need to be aware of before requesting access to your records.

To opt out, please complete form and return to Surgery.

Opt Out Form

National Diabetes Audit 2017

Our Practice is taking part in the national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS.  This is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).  We will be sharing information about patients who are diagnosed with diabetes with the NDA.  The type of information and how it is shared is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.  Taking part in the NDA demonstrates our commitment to improving care for people with diabetes.

Important : if you are a diabetic and do not want your data to be used for the NDA, please let us know – this will not affect your care.  Please ask us if you want more information about the NDA.

NHS England now utilises patient data from GP practices for the new care data service.

The aim of care data is to improve healthcare by increasing the availability of timely and accurate data to allow services to be better designed for patients. Patient data will be combined with information from other care settings such as hospitals with the intention of improving healthcare overall and to aid research.

The data to be extracted from GP systems will include personal confidential data such as referrals, all NHS prescriptions and other clinical data. Identifiers such as NHS No and Date of Birth will be used to link your data to that from other sources.

We are raising your awareness of the caredata service and would like to inform you that you have a right to opt out of this. Opting out will prevent your data from being shared. You can opt out of care data completely, or alternatively allow your personal information to go to The Health & Social Care Information Centre but prevent it from being shared with any other parties such as researchers. Click here for more information.

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ACR project for patients with diabetes (and/or other conditions)


The data is being processed for the purpose of delivery of a programme, sponsored by NHS Digital, to monitor urine for indications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which is recommended to be undertaken annually for patients at risk of chronic kidney disease e.g., patients living with diabetes. The programme enables patients to test their kidney function from home. We will share your contact details with to enable them to contact you and send you a test kit. This will help identify patients at risk of kidney disease and help us agree any early interventions that can be put in place for the benefit of your care. will only use your data for the purposes of delivering their service to you. If you do not wish to receive a home test kit from we will continue to manage your care within the Practice. are required to hold data we send them in line with retention periods outlined in the Records Management code of Practice for Health and Social Care. Further information about this is available at: