Your data, privacy and the law

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Annfield Plain Surgery

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 Christine Serifoglu  via email address Data Controller.


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

Annfield Plain Surgery,

Durham Road,

Annfield Plain, 

County Durham, DH9 7TD


Ask to speak to the Practice Manager Christine Serifoglu


The Data Protection Officer (DPO) for Annfield Plain Surgery is Liane Cotterill and she is based at NECS, Teesdale House, Westpoint Road, Thornaby, Stockton - on - Tees, TS17 6BL

Privacy Notice - Direct Care (routine care and referrals)
Plain English.pdf
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Privacy Notice - Emergencies
Privacy Notice.pdf
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GDPR Children's poster
GDPR childrens poster_1.pdf
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Privacy Notice 2018
Privacy Notice GP (1).pdf
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Privacy and the CQC
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National Screening programme
National Screening.pdf
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Prescription Services
Prescritpion Services.pdf
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GDPR Poster.pdf
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Summary Care Record
Summary Care Record.pdf
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NHS Digital
NHS Digital.pdf
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Public Health
Public Health.pdf
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Commissioning, planning, risk stratification
Commissioning, planning, risk straificat[...]
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