Data Protection, Privacy and Confidentiality


Practice Fair Processing and Privacy Notice

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:

Practice Fair Processing and Privacy Notice

Access to Medical Records

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.

Freedom of Information Act

Information available from Shirland Road Medical Centre under the Freedom of Information Act model publication scheme can be obtained from our Practice Manager.

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.

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).