Your data, privacy and the Law.  How we use your medical records


This practice handles medical records according to the laws on data protection and confidentiality.


We share medical records with health proffesionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.  This is on a need to know basis and event by event.


Some of your data is automatically copied to the Shared Care Summary record.


We may share some of your data with local out of hours / urgent or emergency care service.


Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as flu, Cervical Cytology and Diabetes Prevention.


Data about you , usually de-identified, is used to manage the NHS and make payments.


We share information when the law requires us to do, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vunerable people.


Your data is used to check the quality of the the care provided by the NHS.


We may also share medical records for medical research.


Please ask at reception if you wish to see our detailed Privacy Notices on the following :


Direct Care (Routine Care and Referrals)

Commissioning, Planning, Risk Stratification, Patient Indentification

NHS Screening Programmes


Direct Care – Emergencies


Summary Care Record

NHS Digital

Public Health



Fair Notice Policy.





Barnburgh Surgery


Practice Privacy Notice


EMIS Practice










Version:           1.0

Date:                13 June 2019




This template is for use by Practices to Comply with the GDPR requirement to display a Privacy Notice regarding processing of patient data.  The template is Generic in design as PCIG Consulting have clients across the UK, local sharing arrangements and area specific sharing or processing will need to be added by the practice.


EMIS Practices

The introduction of EMIS web activities has been added to this Privacy Notice, a DPIA to support this processing is available from PCDC.