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Privacy and Data (GDPR)

GDPR Statement (May 2018) 


Your data, privacy and the Law - How we use your medical records


This practice handles medical records according to the laws on data protection and confidentiality.

  • We share medical records with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and event by event.
  • Some of your data is automatically copied to the Shared Care Summary Record as part of National Arrangements for shared / out of hours care.
  • We share some of your data with the Berkshire East out of hours / urgent or emergency care service and the PMCF GP out of hours routine appointments service.
  • Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as Flu, Cervical cytology and Diabetes prevention.
  • Data about you, usually de-identified, is used to manage the NHS and make payments.
  • We share information when the law requires us to do, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vulnerable people.
  • Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.
  • We may also share anonymised medical records for medical research – identifiable data is NOT shared without prior consent.

  • If you wish to opt-out of local or national summary record sharing or risk stratification measures please contact the practice to discuss this.

For more information regarding specific areas please see below:

GDPR Patient Information 

Detailed information regarding specific areas:

GDPR Direct Care and Referrals

GDPR Direct Care (Emergencies)

GDPR Summary Care Record

GDPR Safeguarding

GDPR Risk Stratification

GDPR Public Health

GDPR Payments

GDPR NHS Digital

GDPR National Screening Programs



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