Confidentiality & GDPR

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations and is a piece of legislation that superseded the Data Protection Act 1998 on Friday 25th May 2018. It not only applies 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:


Health & Care Records (HIE) (Health Information Exchange)

We are joining up your health and care records to improve the local services you receive.  What does this mean for you?

Being able to see your health and social care records at any time and in different places means health and care professionals can make quicker and safer decisions about your care

Health and care professionals have shared information on paper for many years – we now plan to do this using digital technology.

GP practices and other health and care organisations are joining up the electronic records of all adults and children across Barnet, Camden, Islington, Enfield and Haringey (north central London) so that those delivering care can understand all your needs and make the best decisions about your care with you.

If you do not want to be part of this, you can opt out by clicking this link /media/content/files/GDPR 2020 PROTOCOLS/Health Information Exchange Opt Out Form.pdf   Complete this form and send back to:  FREEPOST NLP - JOINED UP CARE RECORD (no postcode required             

You can read more about this programme at:  

We have updated our privacy notice, which can be seen on our website  - SEE BELOW DOCUMENT 

Health Information Exchange (HIE) Privacy Notice


This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see the General Practice Transparency Notice for GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19). See link below for further information 

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