What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations and is a new piece of legislation that will supersede the Data Protection Act. It will not only apply to the UK and EU; it covers anywhere in the world in which data about EU citizens is processed.

The GDPR is similar to the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 (which the practice already complies with), but strengthens many of the DPA’s principles. The main changes are:

  • Practices must comply with subject access requests.
  • Where we need your consent to process data, this consent must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous.
  • There are new, special protections for patient data.
  • The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) must be notified within 72 hours of a data breach.
  • Higher fines for data breaches – up to 20 million euros.

For further information, please see our GDPR Patient Leaflet.

Privacy Notices

In line with the new GDPR, the Practice has produced privacy notices.
Drs DP Diggle and RE Phillips Privacy Notice 2020.pdf
Patient Privacy Notice (children’s version)
Covid-19 Privacy Notice 2020

Sharing Patient Information With Other NHS Organisations

Our GP Practice uses a computer system called SystmOne that allows the sharing of your full electronic GP record across different NHS Care Services. You can choose to share or not to share your electronic GP record. More information is available in our patient information leaflet Record and Information Sharing Guide.