Our Fair Processing and Privacy Notice Notice explains what information we collect about you, how we store this information, how long we retain it and with whom and for which legal purpose we may share it, the document can be downloaded here:
We are providing data to NHS Digital as part of the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection, so that patient data can be used to help improve everyone's health and care. Under data protection law we must tell you about how we use your personal information. Please see General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice for further information.
If you would like to opt out please download and complete a Register your Type 1 opt out preference form and return it to your surgery.
The Data Protection Act gives every living person (or authorised representative) the right to apply for access to their health records.
To continue reading please see our Access to Medical Records Leaflet.
Information available from Shirland Medical under the Freedom of Information Act model publication scheme can be obtained from our Practice Manager.
Your GP practice holds copies of your patient health record electronically and in paper format. Both contain the healthcare information about you that your GP needs including your medical history, medications, allergies, immunisations and vaccinations.
If you have previously registered with a different GP in England, upon registering at this practice your electronic health record will, where possible, be transferred automatically from your previous practice through the use of an NHS system called GP2GP.
As part of a mandatory, national programme each GP Practice will have to make a summary care record for each patient (unless the patient has already opted out).
If you wish to opt out download and complete the opt out form and return to the Practice (see below).