General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & your Health Record

The Practice collects and processes data on all of it’s patients and this forms part of your medical records. In this respect we are governed by the General Data Protection Regulation that came into force on 25th May 2018.

Please use the links below to view our Practice Privacy Notice and read in more detail about your NHS health record.

GDPR Privacy Notice Whitemoor Medical Centre

COVID19 Privacy Notice Whitemoor Medical Centre

NHS Choices: Your health records

The Clinical Practice Research Datalink

 Trusted and government-backed

The Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) is a not-for-profit organisation, jointly funded by the National Institute for Health Research and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, which has been providing anonymised healthcare records for public health research for over 25 years.

Whitemoor has joined hundreds of GP practices across the UK to contribute anonymised patient data to CPRD. Data has been used in peer-reviewed research leading to improvements in drug safety and clinical guidelines, resulting in over 1700 publications.

Joining CPRD is endorsed by the Royal College of GPs, the NIHR Clinical Research Network and NHS England.

How the data is used

Data is used for observational research to understand patient and public health outcomes and to develop evidence-based healthcare. Data are also used to support patient-consented clinical studies.

Benefits of joining CPRD

  • Anonymised primary care data from Whitemoor will support vital public health research leading to advances in patient safety and delivery of care.
  • Patients will have the opportunity to participate in clinical studies that are at the forefront of evidence-based healthcare.
  • We will receive regular practice-level quality improvement feedback that will help improve clinical outcomes for patients.

Safeguarding patient data

CPRD only receives and supplies anonymised patient data and complies with robust ethics, governance and security regulatory frameworks. Primary care data is linked to other healthcare datasets by trusted third parties.

Data can only be supplied to bona fide researchers for public health research purposes. CPRD operates on a GP opt-in basis and individual patients have the right to opt out of their data being collected by CPRD for research.