Castle Way,
Stafford,
ST16 1BS

Data Protection, Privacy and Confidentiality


Data Protection Privacy Notice for Patients

These privacy notices let you know what happens to any personal data that you give to us, or any that we may collect from or about you. They apply to personal information processed by or on behalf of the practice.

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General Practice Data for Planning and Research

We are providing data to NHS Digital as part of the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection, so that patient data can be used to help improve everyone's health and care. Under data protection law we must tell you about how we use your personal information. Please see General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice for further information.

If you would like to opt out please download and complete a Register your Type 1 opt out preference form and return it to your surgery.

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NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme Privacy Notice

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme Privacy Notice can be downloaded here.

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Confidentiality and Consent Polices

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Medical Records

The practice is often asked for information about patients from insurance companies or solicitors. On no account will any information be given without the patient's written consent. Information about a patient's medical condition will only be passed to other health professionals to help with treatment. Staff at the surgery have access to personal information on a need-to-know basis only and are bound by rules relating to patient confidentiality.

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Personal Health Information

Every employee within the NHS has a legal duty to respect patient confidentiality and as such has signed an agreement to this effect,  this includes friends and relatives of patients working within the NHS.

Any patient identifiable information is only accessed on a 'need to know' basis by employees of the NHS. We are guided by DoH Code of Practice regarding Confidentiality and Disclosure.