Data Protection, Privacy and Confidentiality


GP Practice Privacy Notice

Protecting Your Data

This privacy notice explains in detail why we use your personal data which we, the GP practice, (Data Controller), collects and processes about you.

Continue reading our 'GP Practice Privacy Notice' here.

Freedom of Information Act

Information available from Longton Hall Surgery under the Freedom of Information Act model publication scheme can be obtained from our Practice Manager.

Salford Integrated Record - Sharing patient information locally

NHS Salford uses the Salford Integrated Record system to improve the quality and safety of our patients' care.

Every time you go to a different surgery, clinic or hospital within Salford, a health record is created about you, your conditions and your treatment. Before the introduction of Salford Integrated Record in 2009, these healthcare organisations could only share this information by letter, e-mail, fax or phone. At times this was unreliable and slow. Salford Integrated Record is a computer system that was introduced to combine all of a patient’s separate health records into one easily accessible record, ensuring this information is available to Salford’s health and social care staff instantly every time you need treatment.

You can find out more about the Salford Integrated Record system in this leaflet.

NHS Summary Care Records

As part of a mandatory, national programme each GP Practice will have to make a summary care record for each patient (unless the patient has already opted out).

Please read the information regarding this.

If you wish to opt out download and complete the opt out form and return to the Practice (see below).

Information Website

Further information can be found at the NHS Digital website.

Transferring Your Electronic Health Record

Your GP practice holds copies of your patient health record electronically and in paper format. Both contain the healthcare information about you that your GP needs including your medical history, medications, allergies, immunisations and vaccinations.

If you have previously registered with a different GP in England, upon registering at this practice your electronic health record will, where possible, be transferred automatically from your previous practice through the use of an NHS system called GP2GP.

For further information please download this information leaflet.