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Privacy & usage

Sharing your information

To share your information we must have a lawful reason to do so. Generally this is because we have a legal obligation.

We may securely share your information with:

  • Hospitals and Community Health and Care Professionals - to provide further medical treatment for you
  • Social Services - to help you access social care and other support
  • Your family or representative - with your consent
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases

They may need to use your records to:

  • Provide care;
  • Check the quality of your care;
  • Protect the health of the general public;
  • Manage social care services;
  • Help investigate any concerns or complaints you or your family have about your care.

Anyone who receives information from us also has a legal duty to keep it confidential.

Summary Care Record

Your Summary Care Record is a short summary of your GP medical records. It tells other health and care staff who care for you about the medicines you take and your allergies. This means they can give you better care if you need health care away from your usual doctor's surgery e.g. in an emergency, when you are on holiday, when your surgery is closed, at out-patient clinics or when you visit a pharmacy.

You can choose to have additional information included in your Summary Care Record which can enhance the care you receive including:

  • health problems like dementia or diabetes
  • operations and vaccinations you have had in the past
  • details of your carer
  • your treatment preferences
  • communication needs, for example if you have hearing difficulties or need an interpreter

To include the above additional information to your Summary Care Record, contact a receptionist. Find out more.

National Data Opt Out: Research & Planning

Anonymised patient information will be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care. If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, you can opt out via the National Data Opt Out. Visit and complete the online opt out form.

Privacy Notices

The GDPR came into force on 25th May 2018 and strengthens the controls that organisations are required to have in place over the processing of personal data. Our Privacy Notices outline what information we hold on you and how we process your data:

Direct Care Privacy Notice

Care Quality Commission (CQC) Privacy Notice

Commissioning, Planning, Risk Stratification, Patient Identification Privacy Notice

Emergencies Direct Care Privacy Notice

National Screening Programmes Privacy Notice

NHS Digital Privacy Notice

Payments Privacy Notice

Public Health Privacy Notice

Research Privacy Notice

Safeguarding Privacy Notice

Summary Care Record Privacy Notice

Freedom of Information

Information about the General Practitioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.

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