A GP practice has to gather a lot of information about patients. We want to let you know what we gather, what we use it for and how we keep it secure.
As data controllers, general practices have fair processing responsibilities under the Data Protection Act and GDPR law 2018. This means ensuring that your personal confidential data (PCD) is handled in ways that are safe, transparent and what you would reasonably expect. Please find documents and links below.
[Insert practice Privacy Notice here, including a named Data Protection Officer.]
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We do not knowingly collect or intend to collect any personal information about you using cookies. We do not share your personal information with anyone.
What can I do to manage cookies on my devices?
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