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GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation

Effective 25.05.18

How we use your medical records

Important information for patients


  • This practice handles medical records in line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.
  • We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.
  • In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example, to find out more about why people get ill.
  • We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading, or to check the care being provided to you is safe.  
  • You have the right to request a copy of your medical record.
  • You have the right to object to your identifiable information being used for medical research and to plan health services.  
  • You have the right to request that any mistakes in your medical record are corrected.  
  • Our practice privacy notice is on the practice website which includes information on how to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office to seek advice or make a complaint if you need to do so.

 To find out how we use your information to provide you with healthcare, please use the following link to our Privacy Notice:

Priors Field Surgery Privacy Notice

Subject Access Request Policy

Practice Privacy Poster

Text messaging service provided by Priors Field Surgery 

Under the new data protection regulations introduced from 25th May 2018, we will continue to contact patients via text messages regarding the delivery of care if they have provided consent to do so.

If the practice is sending messages about recommended treatment for the management of a specific health issue, then this is defined as providing appropriate care for patients and not deemed for marketing purposes.

If you would like to opt out of any future contact via text messaging, then please inform a member of the reception team.


Health Intelligence - Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

The Practice shares your diabetes related data with the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme operated by Health Intelligence (commissioned by NHS England). This supports your invitation for eye screening (where you are eligible and referred by the Practice) and ongoing care by the screening programme. This data may be shared with any Hospital Eye Services you are under the care of to support further treatment and with other healthcare professionals involved in your care, for example your Diabetologist.

For further information, take a look at Health Intelligence’s Privacy Notice on the diabetic eye screening website:

Diabetic Eye Screening Programme - DESP

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