Legal Notices

Data Sharing

National Data Opt-out: 

Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.

You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.

Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

You have the right to object to your data being shared under the national data opt-out model. The national data opt-out model provides an easy way for you to opt-out of sharing data that identifies you being used or shared for medical research purposes and quality checking or audit purposes.  

To opt-out of your identifiable data being shared for medical research or to find out more about your opt-out choices please go to NHS Digital’s website:

This practice is compliant with the national data opt-out policy and is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital.  

Type 1 Opt-out: 

You have the right to object to your confidential patient data being shared for purposes beyond your direct care by asking the practice to apply a Type 1 opt-out to your medical records. A type 1 opt-out prevents personal data about you, being extracted from your GP record, and uploaded to any other organisations without your explicit consent. If you wish for a Type 1 opt-out to be applied to your record, please contact the Practice.

How the NHS uses your data – a video explanation

Confidentiality & Medical Records

The practice complies with the General Data Protection Regulation and access to medical records legislation.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the Clinical staff.

When making a referral to another care provider, specialist or hospital it is necessary to provide them with some information about your medical records both past and present. If you do not wish to share this information please ensure that you discuss this with the clinician referring you for further care.

For more information on how your data is used please see our privacy policy click here.