General Practice Extraction Service

Earlier this year we publicised the pending NHS Digital GP Data for Planning and Research (GPDfPR) GP record data extraction and your ability to opt-out. The programme was scheduled for launch in July and then delayed until September. It has now been delayed indefinitely.  Concerns were raised by patients and GPs about potential problems with […]

Last modified: July 21, 2021

Cookie Policy

What are cookies? Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website. They store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit. Cookies are not viruses or computer programs. They are very small so do not take up much space. How we use cookies […]

Last modified: October 14, 2020

Supplementary Patient Privacy Notice on Covid-19 Covid-19 and your information – Updated on 20th July, 2023

This notice describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the Covid-19 outbreak. It supplements our main Privacy Notice. The health and social care system is facing significant pressures due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Health and care information is essential to deliver care to individuals, to support health and social […]

Last modified: July 20, 2023

Data Choices – Your Data Matters to the NHS

Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. 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 […]

Last modified: May 28, 2020

Patient Privacy Notice

Your information, what you need to know This privacy notice explains why we collect information about you, how that information may be used, how we keep it safe and confidential and what your rights are in relation to this. Why we collect information about you Health care professionals who provide you with care are required […]

Last modified: July 9, 2024

Summary Care Record and Great North Care Record

Summary Care Record The purpose of the Summary Care Record is to ensure that anyone treating you has basic but important information about you – especially when care is unplanned,  urgent or during evenings and weekends. A roll out programme to existing patients began in March/April, 2010, and all patients were sent an information pack […]

Last modified: May 28, 2020