Data Protection & Your Records

New regulations came into force on 25th May 2018 with regards to data protection. To comply with these regulations we have updated our Privacy Notice and Under 16s Privacy Policy. Please click on the links below to view these documents:     

Abbotswood Medical Centre Privacy Notice

Abbotswood Medical Centre Under 16s Privacy Notice          

COVID-19 Privacy Notice Update 

This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see:


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My Care Record

Our practice is part of the My Care Record approach which is supporting the work of health and care organisations across the East of England as they respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For example, we are working to make sure doctors, nurses and co-ordination staff at places you may receive advice or treatment can see important information from your GP record. This could include NHS 111 or treatment centres such as the London NHS Nightingale Hospital. This will make it easier and faster for them to deliver effective care.

For more information, including the Privacy Notice, please visit the My Care Record website.

My Care Record allows health and care professionals working directly with you to access your medical and social care information.  

Patient information and care records are usually made available through traditional methods such as secure post, fax or email. This can be slow and, at times, unreliable, and possibly prolong diagnosis and treatment. 

My Care Record is accessed via secure but different health and care computer systems from different partner organisations. The information is requested from the original system and relayed to the health or care professional treating you. 

By making your information available across the health and care system, your GP practice, hospital team or community nurse will be able to see the most up-to-date, accurate information about you. 

This will lead to:

  •          Better co-ordinated and seamless care

  •          Quicker diagnosis and treatment

  •          More time to spend on clinical care

  •          Less paperwork and less repetition

  •          Fewer unnecessary clinical tests

  •          More accurate prescriptions

  •          Safe and secure decision-making 

My Care Record will only be used by professionals involved in your care. The Government or external organisations such as insurance companies will not have access to your information via My Care Record. 

My Care Record has been reviewed in line with legislation, including General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Full details on how My Care Record manage your information is available on their website

Please visit for more information including details of where My Care Record is in operation, the organisations taking part and answers to frequently asked questions.



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