The practice keeps medical records confidential and complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We hold your medical record so that we can provide you with safe care and treatment.
We will also use your information so that we can check and review the quality of the care we provide. This helps us to improve our services to you.
BMP Privacy Statement
You can also read our policy on Subject Access Requests (SAR) here:
BMP Subject Access Requests
If you would like access to your own medical information the easiest way is to have personal access via our Online Patient Access. Follow the link in the right hand side of this page for more information.
For written SAR's please download and complete this form:
BMP SAR Form
NHS National Data Opt-Out
The national data opt-out is a service launched on 25 May 2017 which allows people to opt- out of their confidential information being used for research and planning.
You can find out more and set your opt-out choice at
Please note that the practice cannot set this opt-out for you.
Summary Care Record (SCR)
The Summary Care Record (SCR)is an electronic record of important patient information created from GP medical records. It can be seen and used by authorised staff in other areas of the health and care system who are involved in a patient's direct care.
Why do I need a Summary Care Record?
Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
As a minimum the record contains information about
- current medication
- allergies and details about any previous bad reactions to medicines
- the name, address, date of birth and NHS number of the patient
Enhanced Summary Care Record
You may wish to choose to enhance your SCR with further data including
- significant medical history both past and present
- reason for medication
- anticipatory care information such as information about the management of long term conditions
- end of life care information
This is particularly useful for patients with long term conditions or who are severely frail and practices are required to encourage severely frail patients to consent to an enhanced care record.
Sensitive information such as fertility treatment, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy terminations and gender reassignment are not included in an enhanced SCR unless the patient specifically requests this.
Who can see it?
Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.
How do I know if I have one?
A SCR will be automatically created for you on registration at the practice unless you wish to opt out by telling us this on your registration form.
Do I have to have one?
No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.
For further information visit the NHS Digital Website