Emersons Green Medical Centre, Leap Valley Surgery and Abbotswood Surgery
Telephone 0117 9576 470

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Data Protection, Privacy and Confidentiality


COVID-19 Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice is to run alongside our standard Practice Privacy Notice.

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Practice Privacy Notice

This notice explains who we are, why information is collected about you, the ways in which this information may be used, who it is shared with and how we keep it safe. It also explains how we use the information we hold about you, how you go about accessing this information if you wish to see it and to have any inaccuracies corrected or erased.

To continue reading our privacy notice please click here to download the complete document.

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Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom for Information Act 2000 gives the public the right to know how public services are run and how much they cost. From January 2005 General Practices must respond to requests about information it holds. However requests will have to satisfy a number of conditions. For further information please contact our Practice Manager.

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NHS Summary Care Records

As part of a mandatory, national programme each GP Practice will have to make a summary care record for each patient (unless the patient has already opted out).

Please read the information regarding this.

If you wish to opt out download and complete the opt out form and return to the Practice (see below).

Information Website

Further information about the Summary Care Record can be found on the NHS Digital website.

Information Leaflets & Opt-Out Form

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Transferring Your Electronic Health Record

Your GP practice holds copies of your patient health record electronically and in paper format. Both contain the healthcare information about you that your GP needs including your medical history, medications, allergies, immunisations and vaccinations.

If you have previously registered with a different GP in England, upon registering at this practice your electronic health record will, where possible, be transferred automatically from your previous practice through the use of an NHS system called GP2GP.

Transferring Your Electronic Health Record information leaflet.