When visiting Ifield Medical Practice, we now request that any patients over the age of 5 wear protection over their mouth and nose. This could be a mask you have bought, a homemade face covering or a scarf. This is to reduce your infection risk and to protect other patients and our staff. Our clinicians will be wearing appropriate PPE for all face to face appointments. We still advise to only come into the surgery if absolutely necessary. We thank you for your co-operation.

Data Protection – what we do with your data

How we use your personal data:

  • This practice handles medical records according to the laws on data protection and confidentiality.
  •  We share medical records with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and event by event.
  • Some of your medical data is automatically copied to the Shared Care Summary Record.
  • We may share some of your medical data with local out of hours / urgent or emergency care service
  • Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as ‘Flu, Cervical Cytology (smear tests), Breast Cancer Screening and Diabetes Prevention.
  • Data about you, usually anonymised, is used to manage the NHS and make payments.
  •  We share information when the law requires us to do, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vulnerable people.
  • Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.

For more detailed information, including the lawful basis for processing your data under the General Data Protection Regulations (2016), please see the privacy notice which can be found below or by asking at reception.

GP Privacy Notice (Jan 2020)

Covid-19 Privacy Notice (Apr 2020)

Patients have the right to object to information they provide in confidence being disclosed to a third party in a form that identifies them, even if that third party is someone who might provide essential healthcare.

Patients have the right to see their medical records. Where additional copies of records are requested, a fee will be charged in accordance with the Act.

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