General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Care information choices

Withdrawal of Data Provision Notice - 19th July 2021

Further to the announcement made on  8th June, the implementation of GP Data for Planning and Research has been deferred to provide more time to speak with patients, doctors, health charities and others.  Patients do not need to register a Type 1 opt-out by 1/9/21 as previously advised and a specific start date for the collection of data has not been set.  If you wish to opt out, complete this form and return to the practice or by email to  Please note that patients aged 13 or over must complete and sign their own form.

For more information on how and why general practice shares your data with NHS Digital for planning and research watch this short video or visit NHS Digital.

You may wish to also consider the National Data Opt out - manage your online choice.





Data Sharing

Information about your health and care helps the NHS to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened.  The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.  You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning. 


Privacy Policy & Notices


How we use your medical records

  • 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 be given a copy of your medical record.
  • You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.
  • You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.
  • You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. 

Application for Access to Medical Records

You have the right to view your health records in accordance with the Access to Records Act 1990. Please put your request in writing addressed to the Practice Manager. 

Parkside Patients are required to complete the General Data Protection Regulations Subject Access Request in order to acccess medical records.