Please be aware that it can take up to 21 working days to process full access to your medical record.

We have received extra requests from patients to access their full medical record online, due to the ability to see your vaccination status online, and our Administration Team are working hard to process these requests.

To be able to view your Covid Vaccination record in the NHS App you require full online access to your medical record.


Privacy Notice
Privacy Notice
Privacy Notice
Privacy Notice

COVID-19 Privacy Notice

COVID-19 Privacy Notice.pdf

COVID19 Clinical Risk Assessment Tool Privacy Notice


NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (Minor Illness) Privacy Notice

NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (Minor Illness) Privacy Notice

Please see the attached notice for more details. 

GP CPCS Privacy Notice_Oct21_.docx

Population Health Management Privacy Notice

Please see the attachment for information relating to Population Health Management. 

PHM_Privacy Notice_GP_July21.docx



leaflet developed by the Patient Participation Group (information sourced from NHS Digital) is available to download from the website or at The Peninsula Practice (Aldeburgh, Alderton, Hollesley, and Orford). Please read it carefully.

Type 1 Opt-out

If you wish to stop your GP data leaving The Peninsula Practice for purposes other than your direct care, you can do so by filling in and giving or posting the form to the Peninsula Practice

Fill in and give a ‘Type 1’ form to the Peninsula Practice – this form allows you to include details for your children and dependants as well. 

This is the most urgent step - the deadline to get your form to your GP practice is 17 August.

Type 2 Opt-out

If you wish to stop your non-GP data, such as hospital or clinic treatments, being used/sold for purposes other than your direct care, you must use this process:

If it’s just for yourselfuse NHS Digital’s online National Data Opt-out process – this process only works for individuals aged 13 and over.

If you have children under 13, you need to fill in this form and e-mail or post it back to NHS Digital – this form works for both you and your children.

If you have an adult dependant for whom you have legal responsibility, you must use this form and send it back to NHS Digital on their behalf.


Please note: there is no deadline for type 2, the National Data Opt-out (i.e. your non-GP data), but the sooner you do it, the sooner it takes effect. 


If you wish to opt out for both your GP data and National data, you must complete both Type 1 opt-out and type 2 opt-out forms.


If you don’t have a printer

If you don’t have access to a working printer for the type 2 National Opt-out, you can ask the NHS Digital Contact Centre to post you the forms you need. Their phone number is 0300 303 5678 and they are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays), or you can email enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk any time.

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Emergency Care Summary

There is a Central NHS Computer System called the Emergency Care Summary (ECS). The Emergency Care Summary is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. It will contain information on your medications and allergies.

Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held securely on central NHS databases.   

As with all systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.

On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. If you don’t want an Emergency Care Summary to be made for you, tell your GP surgery. Don’t forget that if you do have an Emergency Care Summary, you will be asked if staff can look at it every time they need to. You don’t have to agree to this.

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