Stack Garth | Brandon | Durham | DH7 8SJ | telephone 0191 378 2099

Brandon Lane Surgery





Important Information Leaflets

Please view/download the leaflets below:

Your Medical Records

How We Use Your Medical Records – Guide to GDPR

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 below or speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights

Information Sharing

You can no longer opt out of sharing your information for the purpose of research and planning via the practice. For details as to how you can opt out online or by telephone, please see the NHS link below:

IMPORTANT: if you had opted out prior to 11 October 2018 you will have been automatically transferred to the National Data Opt Out. Anyone wanting to opt out after this date would need to have done so according to the NHS link below:

Information on Opting Out