Your data, privacy and the law

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Lanchester Medical Centre

Practice Privacy Notice

How we use your medical records

This practice handles medical records according to the laws on data protection and confidentiality.

  • We share medical records with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and event by event.
  • Some of your data is automatically copied to the Shared Care Summary Record
  • We do share some of your data with local out of hours / urgent or emergency care services
  • Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as Flu, Cervical cytology and Diabetes prevention.
  • Data about you, usually de-identified, is used to manage the NHS and make payments.
  • We share information when the law requires us to do, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vulnerable people.
  • Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.
  • We may also share medical records for medical research

For more information read the specific privacy notices below.

What to do if you have any questions

Should you have any questions about our privacy policy or the information we hold about you, you can:

Contact the practice’s data controller Joanne Marshman via email address Data Controller.

GP practices are data controllers for the data they hold about their patients. Write to the data controller at:

  • Lanchester Medical Centre, Durham Road, Lanchester, County Durham, DH7 0LS

Ask to speak to the Practice Manager Joanne Marshman Practice Manager

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) for Lanchester Medical Centre is Andrew Dowson [email protected] 

Practice Privacy Notice –

Practice Privacy Notice for Direct Care –

Practice Privacy Notice Emergencies –

Practice Privacy Notice for CQC –

Practice Privacy Notice National Screening Programme –

Practice Privacy Notice for Payments –

Practice Privacy Notice for Summary Care Records –

Practice Privacy Notice NHS Digital –

Practice Privacy Notice Public Health –

Practice Privacy Notice Research –

Practice Privacy Notice Risk Stratification –

Practice Privacy Safeguarding Notice –


Practice Poster – GDRP  GDPR – Practice Poster –

Practice Poster – GDPR Practice Poster GDPR for Children –