Confidentiality & GDPR

All patients’ records on file or computer are completely confidential

Notification to patients for the digitisation of Lloyd George records

From the 29th June 2022, Springhead Health Ltd will be conducting a project to digitise all of our historic paper based patient medical records commonly known as Lloyd George medical records. Digitising these records will enable better utilisation of practice space, increase security as well as making the full patient record easily accessible at the point of care to clinical staff within the practice.

On completion of the digitisation process, paper based records will be securely destroyed.  The scanning and destruction of the paper records will follow strict data protection guidelines adhered to by the NHS.

We are waiting details of when the digitalisation will start at Priory View and once we have been advised, we will provide further updates to our patients.

GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR came into force on 25th May 2018, and was designed to modernise laws that protect the personal information of individuals.

The Practice handles medical records in-line with the laws on data protection and confidentiality. All patients’ records on file or computer are completely confidential. The Practice complies with the access to Medical Records Act, the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act.  Access to patient records is limited to health professionals and administration staff who are bound by a code of confidentiality, In order to maintain confidentiality, test results will only be given to the patients themselves or parents of minors.

Primary Care Networks:

All practices in the UK are members of a Primary Care Network (PCN), which is a group of practices who have chosen to work together and with local community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services to provide care to their patients.

PCNs are built on the core of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care.

We are members of Armley PCN along with: Thornton Medical Centre and Armley Medical Centre

This arrangement means that practices within the same PCN may share data with other practices within the PCN, for the purpose of patient care (such as extended hours appointments and other services), Each practice within the PCN is part of a stringent data sharing agreement that means that all patient data shared is treated with the same obligations of confidentiality and data security.

Privacy Notice

Further information around how we share data with other organisations and why we do so can be found here.

General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice – NHS Digital

Privacy Notice

Easy Read Privacy Notice

GP Connect Transparency Notice – NHS Digital

Opt-Out form

Patients can also complete a Type 1 Opt-Out form and hand it in or post to the surgery if you would like to opt-out of data sharing. The Type 1 Opt-out form is available here 

GDPR and My Patient Record

Click on the link below to view how General Practices in Leeds use and share information about you.