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Privacy Notice


Coronavirus COVID-19 Privacy Notice


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As NHS Digital is collecting personal data from General Practices through this collection, General Practices have a legal duty to be transparent and to provide patients with transparency information under GDPR about the data they are sharing with NHS Digital.

General Practices therefore need to update their own Transparency Notices on their websites to include details of this collection. NHS Digital has produced a template General Practice Transparency Notice which GPs can use to do this here.



 What is it and what does it mean?



The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU), which will come into force on May 25 2018. It will change how businesses and public sector organisations can handle the information of their customers/patients.


 As you have already given us your mobile number and email address, we will continue to contact you with appointment reminders and emails with regards to your health. Should you wish to opt out of this, please send an email to

 For more information visit:

Please see Woodlands Surgery Privacy Notice by clicking on the link below:


Privacy Notice Woodlands Surgery K84062 May 2018 (PDF, 340KB)


General Practice Data for Planning & Research (GPDPR) – New July 2021


NHS Digital’s daily collection of GP data will support vital health and care planning and research. The data held in the GP medical records of patients is used every day to support health and care planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone. NHS Digital has developed a new way to collect this data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection.


The new data collection reduces burden on GP practices, allowing doctors and other staff to focus on patient care.  For more information please see here




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