GDPR Privacy Notice for Patients

Our Fair Processing Notice is in accordance with the GDPR Regulations and clarifies how we collect, share and retain personal data, including;

  • What personal information we hold
  • How we use your personal information
  • How we share information and our Partner Organisations
  • How we keep your information secure 
  • Your rights
  • Use of cookies on our website
  • The Use of CCTV in public areas and Call Recording
  • Objections and Further information

You can read our Fair Processing Notice (PRIVACY NOTICE) in full on the link below. It provides more details on how we manage your information.

We will share relevant information from your medical record with other health or social care staff or organisations when they provide you with care.

For example, your GP will share information when they refer you to a specialist in a hospital. Or your GP will send details about your prescription to your chosen pharmacy.


These documents also give further information on GDPR:

Childrens GDPR Poster

Patients GDPR Leaflet

National Data Opt Out

Patients personal confidential data is extracted and shared with NHS Digital in order to support vital health and care planning and research. Further information can be found here.

Patients may opt out of having their information shared for Planning or Research by applying a National Data Opt Out and/or a Type 1 Opt Out.

National Data Opt Out means that NHS Digital will not share any confidential patient data it holds but will collect data from your GP medical record to use for its own service planning and research purposes. To do the National Data Opt Out, register your preference at This was previously known as the Type 2 Opt Out.

Type 1 Opt Out means NHS Digital will not collect data from your GP practice. Your opt out must be registered before 23rd June 2021. If a type 1 opt out is registered after this date, no extraction will occur from the date but NHS Digital will still hold data extracted before the opt out date.  To do the Type 1 Opt Out, complete the form below and return it to our reception team.

Type 1 Opt out form.docx



The DCCR a new NHS and social care system that has been introduced in Devon and Cornwall to improve the way you receive care.

The Devon and Cornwall Care Record is a secure computer system that brings together information about your health and care and presents it as a single record.

Previously, it was difficult to share information about your health and care between different areas of the system.

Now, healthcare staff can see the details held by GP practices, hospitals and other health and care organisations across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Having a more complete view of your medical history helps healthcare professionals identify problems more effectively and make quicker diagnoses. For instance, they can see which allergies you suffer from, and any treatment and medication you have received.

As well as making treatment safer, the care you receive will be more co-ordinated, giving you a smoother journey through the health system.

It also saves staff the time it takes to find information and spares you the frustration of having to answer the same questions or undergo duplicate or unnecessary tests.

How do we keep your data safe?

Keeping your personal data safe is a key aspect of the Devon and Cornwall Care Record and we take every required measure to keep information secure and confidential.

Shared care records are subject to UK data protection legislation. They can only be viewed by people involved in your care, and they work under strict codes of conduct.

However, if you would prefer that your information is not shared in this way, you can tell us by filling out the objection form on the Devon and Cornwall Care Record website. Here is a direct link to the opt out form: A18 Devon and Cornwall Care Record ( If you have already set your record as not to share this will be included in the DCCR and will not be shared. 

Where can you find out more?

For further detail, visit the Devon and Cornwall Care Record website at