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GP Connect: GDPR information


Why and how we process your data in the General Practice (GP) Connect Service, and your rights.

Controller NHS Digital
How we use the information (processing activities)

General Practice (GP) Connect is a direct care service that allows authorised health and care professionals to access patient information held by a General Practice. GP Connect uses the Spine Security Proxy (SSP) to record data relating to each access request including NHS Numbers as well as system identification details. This data is used to manage the health or care system and service.

Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? No
Is data transferred outside the UK? This data is not transferred out of the UK
How long the data is kept 2 years minimum after creation of audit record
Our lawful basis for holding this data Legal obligation
Your rights
  • Tick Be informed
  • Tick Get access to it
  • Tick Rectify or change it
  • Cross Erase or remove it
  • Tick Restrict or stop processing it
  • Cross Move, copy or transfer it
  • Cross Object to it being processed or used
  • Cross Know if a decision was made by a computer rather than a person
How can you withdraw your consent?

Consent is not the basis for processing. 

Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making) No
Where does this data come from? Health and social care systems used to request or respond to access requests
The legal basis for collecting this data

Legal Obligation (Direction), Management of health or social care systems and services