GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)

On the 25th May 2018 a new European Law came into play for all organisations.

 Please notify reception if you are happy for us to contact you via Letter, Telephone Call or Text.

 Failing to do this could affect your health care as Rainworth Surgery is legally required to work within the new regulation and requires explicit consent from our patients for specific forms of contact.

GDPR Information

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Care Data

your care data



NHS England has taken the decision to close the programme. You may have heard that the government decided to close down the project after Dame Fiona Caldicott, the National Data Guardian for Health and Care, asked them to consider the future of the programme.

A review published on 6 July 2016 puts forward recommendations for an eight- point consent model for patient data sharing with separate opt-outs for patient data used for research and for data used for running the health service.

The government remains committed to realising the benefits of sharing information and this work will now be taken forward by the National Information Board, in close collaboration with the primary care community.

We will watch and listen for further developments and advise patients accordingly in the future.

doc How information about you helps us to provide better care

doc Care Data - Frequently Asked Questions

doc Opt Out Form - Download, complete and return to the practice

You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website


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