Privacy Notices - GDPR

Helston Medical Centre & Porthleven Surgery

St Marys Health Centre



Privacy Notice


How we use your medical records

Important information for patients



  •      This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.


  •      We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.


  •      In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill.


  •      We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe.


  •      You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record.


  •      You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.


  •      You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.


  •      You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please see the practice privacy notice on the website or speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights.
  •       For more information ask at reception for a leaflet OR visit our website

The following documents are also available:-

Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice - national screening programme

Privacy Notice for direct care

 Privacy Notice for legal requirements

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