NHS Digital is the national custodian for health and care data in England and has responsibility for standardising, collecting, publishing and sharing data and information from the health and social care system, including general practice.
NHS Digital has collected patient data from general practices using a service called the General Practice Extraction Services (GPES) for over 10 years and is now being replaced by General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR).
You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being shared with GPDPR, whilst your confidential information still being used for your individual care.
If you do not want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes other than your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out. If you do not want your data shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out by filling in this form now.
For further information about GPDPR and opting out please click here.
The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 2018. Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Any request must be made in writing. Verbal or email requests will not be accepted. Please contact the practice for further information.
All staff sign the Confidentiality Agreement contract. We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible care.
This information may be used for management and audit purposes. However, it is usually only available to, and used by, those involved in your care. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your records please contact the Practice.
Granta Medical Practices offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print detailed coded information held in their own records as soon as our Clinical System Provider (SystmOne) provide this facility. The functionality for detailed record access to coded data has now been released.
This practice currently offers the facility for patients:
All NHS organisations are expected to participate and support health and care research.
Conducting high-quality clinical research helps us to keep improving NHS care by finding out which treatments work best.
If you are asked about taking part in research, usually someone in the care team looking after you will contact you. People in your care team may look at your health records to check whether you are suitable to take part in a research study, before asking you whether you are interested or sending you a letter on behalf of the researcher.
For more information about how your information may be used in research and your rights please visit this website.