General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

How We Use Your Medical Records
Important Information for Patients

  • We handle all medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality
  • Our guiding principle is that we hold your information in the strictest confidence
  • We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment
  • Sometimes we share medical records for medical research butwe don’t share any patient identifiable data in these circumstances without express consent
  • You can object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services
  • We share information when the law requires us to do so e.g. to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check care being provided is safe
  • You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with other care providers, if this limits your treatment options we will tell you
  • You have the right to access a copy of your medical record
  • You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and forward any complaints to the Information Commissioner’s Office

Patient Information

Subject Access Request Policy

Appendix C

NHS is changing the way patient data is used for planning and research…

The NHS is changing the way patient data is used for planning and research. To find out more, or to opt out please visit