To ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we must ensure that information is provided to patients about how their personal data is processed in a manner which is:

  • Concise, transparent, intelligible, and easily accessible
  • Written in clear and plain language, particularly if addressed to a child; and
  • Free of charge 

The GDPR replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe.

To protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy and to reshape the way in which organisations across the region approach data privacy.


The GDPR comes into effect from 25th May 2018

Important Information for Patients

  • This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality
  • We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment
  • In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research; for example to find out more about why people get ill
  • We share information when the law requires us to do so; for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe
  • You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record
  • You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care
  • You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services
  • You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioners Office
  • For more information on the above, please see our practice Privacy Notice in full, which is available at reception and on our website

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Our Data Protection officer is Dr C Jackson for both practices and the Registration number with the ICO is A8352463 

 

 

 Chapel lane and Hightown Surgery Privacy Notice