Sharing Data GDPR and Fair Processing

Sharing Data

To provide best care for our patients we sometimes share medical information with other health professionals like district nurses, podiatrists, walk in centres and out of hours doctors and other community care. These services are best served when patients opt in to sharing their information with other health professionals. Only the services you are being referred to can view this information.

For more information on how your information is secured and what is appropriate to share you can visit how and why we keep information about you and how you can choose who sees it.

GP to GP Record Transfers

NHS England require practices to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration).

It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England. It can take your paper records up to two weeks to reach your new surgery.

With GP to GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.

The practice confirms that GP to GP transfers are already active and we send and receive patient records via this system.

NHS Data Opt-Out

Type 1 Data Opt-Out

You can opt-out of data sharing if you do not want your confidential patient information held in your GP medical record to be used for purposes other than your individual care.

To do this complete the form below and email to [email protected]

Type 1 Data Opt-Out Form

Type 2 Data Opt-Out/ National Data Opt-Out

This cannot be done via your GP practice. The National Data Opt-out stops information being shared by NHS England and other NHS services which is not being shared for the purpose of direct patient care.

You can use the button below to visit the NHS Website and complete the National Data Opt-out form by visiting the link below.