Data Protection, Privacy and Confidentiality


GDPR - How We Look After Your Information

As a practice we comply with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and the Data Protection Act 2018.

We use your information to provide you with Health Care Services, and share your information with other organisations involved in your care.

The practice does this under Article 6(1) and Article 9(2)(h) of the GDPR.

For further information please see:

How We Use Your Information

Privacy Notice

You are entitled to see what information we hold about you on request.

Freedom of Information Act

Information available from Whyburn Medical Practice under the Freedom of Information Act model publication scheme can be obtained from our Business 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.