GDPR Policy

Your Data and how we handle it

The use and sharing of personal information forms an essential part of the provision of health and care, benefiting individual patients, often necessary for the effective functioning of health and social services and sometimes necessary in the public interest.  Nevertheless, your doctor has a strong legal and ethical duty to protect patient information and all information you share with your doctor is kept confidential.


We share information about you with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and, normally, event by event. 

Some of your health information (including your name, address, allergies, and medications) is automatically copied to the Northern Ireland Electronic Care Record. 

Some information about you is shared with national screening campaigns such as Flu and Diabetes eye screening.

Information about you in non-identifiable form is used to manage the NHS and used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.  

Information about you in non-identifiable form may be used for medical research. Where identifiable information may be required we will first seek you consent. 

We will share information when the law requires us to do, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vulnerable people.

The General Data Protection Regulations was introduced on the 25th May 2018. As a practice we are adopting these regulations and introducing processes and providing information for our patients regarding their rights and our responsibilities in dealing with your data.

Our Practice Privacy Notice

Our Privacy Notice for Children

Our Privacy Notice for Provision of direct care

Our Privacy Notice for Legal requirements to share data

Our Privacy Notice for Medical Research and National clinical audits

Our Privacy Notice for National Screening Programmes

Your may also wish to receive copy of your records.

There be NO charge for this. We have 28 days to supply you with a copy of the requested records. We may however contact you and advice that this may take longer than the 28 days as per GDPR.

If you do so or a representative of yours, wishes to have a copy of your records we ask that this needs to be done in writing to facilitate this process. Please click on the link below to print off this request form.

Mountsandel Medical Centre SAR Request form 3.3.2020

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