Privacy Notice

How we use your medical records

We ask you for information about yourself so that you can receive proper care and treatment.

  • We keep records with details of your care because it may be needed if we see you again
  • We use information to make sure that our services can meet patient needs in the future
  • We use information to protect the health of the public generally – this could be for research or planning
  • We use information to help staff review the care they provide to make sure it is of the highest standard
  • We use information to train and educate staff (patients have a choice whether or not to be involved)

Bridge Street Surgery will

  • Handle medical records in line with laws on data protection and confidentiality
  • Share your medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment
  • Share your information when the law requires us to do so e.g. to prevent infectious disease from spreading
  • Acknowledge that you have a right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide care to you
  • Keep your medical records secure, safe and confidential
  • Bridge Street Surgery are part of a Primary Care Network alongside Winterton Practice and Central Surgery, Barton.

Your Patient Rights

  • It is your right as a patient to ‘opt-out’ of data sharing. This is anonymised confidential information used for treatment and planning.
  • Yourself, or people acting for you as proxy, have control over setting and changing your own opt-out choice. You can change your mind on this at any time.


This has to be done by yourself, the surgery cannot do this for you. Please ask reception how to opt out or for more information.

For more information and our Data Protection and Confidentiality policies please read our policies and procedures.