Data Protection, Privacy and Confidentiality


Practice Privacy Policies for Patients

Our Privacy Notices 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 documents can be downloaded here:

Fair Processing Privacy Notice

Patient GDPR Information Leaflet

Job Application Privacy Notice

SAY YES and Let the Hospital Doctor or Nurse See Your GP Medical Record.

If you need to go to A&E from November 2017, the doctor or nurse treating you may ask to see your GP medical record.

Saying ‘YES’ and giving the clinical team permission to see your full medical history will help to protect your safety by allowing them to understand any health conditions or care plans you have.

You do have the right to say no to sharing your information.

Ask a member of practice staff for further information.

Freedom of Information Act

Information available from Brinnington Surgery under the Freedom of Information Act model publication scheme can be obtained from our Practice Manager.

NHS Summary Care Records

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).

Please read the information regarding this.

If you wish to opt out download and complete the opt out form and return to the Practice (see below).

Information Website

Further information can be found at the NHS Digital website.

Transferring Your Electronic Health Record

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.

For further information please download this information leaflet.