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Telephone Enquiries: for general non-urgent enquiries please telephone the surgery after 2.30pm if at all possible - thank you. 

Patient Participation Group - If you would like to help us improve the services we offer to our patients please join our Patient Participation Group.  We currently have no members aged 20-30 years and are keen for members who represent these age groups to join.  We wouldn't take up much of your time just occasional email contact - please see the link on the right side of this page.

Patient Survey Results - you can find our latest national survey results at: http://www.gp-patient.co.uk/

National Data Opt-Out

Your Data Matters to the NHS


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.


How your data is used



Your health and care information is used to improve your individual care. It is also used


to help us research new treatments, decide where to put GP clinics and plan for the


number of doctors and nurses in your local hospital. Wherever possible we try to use


data that does not identify you, but sometimes it is necessary to use your


confidential patient information.



What is confidential patient information?



Confidential patient information identifies you and says something about your health,


care or treatment. You would expect this information to be kept private. Information


that only identifies you, like your name and address, is not considered confidential


patient information and may still be used: for example, to contact you if your GP


practice is merging with another.



Who can use your confidential patient



It is used by the NHS, local authorities, university and hospital researchers, medical


colleges and pharmaceutical companies researching new treatments.



Making your data opt-out choice



You can choose to opt out of sharing your confidential patient information for research


and planning. There may still be times when your confidential patient information is


used: for example, during an epidemic where there might be a risk to you or to


other people’s health. You can also still consent to take part in a specific


research project.



Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment?



No, your confidential patient information will still be used for your individual care.


Choosing to opt out will not affect your care and treatment. You will still be invited


for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.



What should you do next?



You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your confidential patient


information is used. If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for


research and planning, you can choose to opt out securely online or through


a telephone service. You can change your choice at any time by visiting:

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/

  


 or telephone 0300 303 5678

your care data



 
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