Privacy Notice




Policy Statement

NHS Digital collects information with the purpose of improving health and care for everyone. The information collected is used to:

  • Run the health service
  • Manage epidemics
  • Plan for the future
  • Research health conditions, diseases and treatments

NHS Digital is a data controller and has a legal duty, in line with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), to explain why it is using patient data and what data is being used. Similarly, Newton Place Surgery has a duty to advise patients of the purpose of personal data and the methods by which patient personal data will be processed.

Everyone should be aware of the practice privacy notice and be able to advise patients, their relatives and carers what information is collected, how that information may be used and with whom the organisation will share that information. 

The first principle of data protection is that personal data must be processed fairly and lawfully. Being transparent and providing accessible information to patients about how their personal data is used is a key element of the UK GDPR.



The organisation aims to design and implement policies and procedures that meet the diverse needs of our service and workforce, ensuring that none are placed at a disadvantage over others, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. Consideration has been given to the impact this policy might have with regard to the individual protected characteristics of those to whom it applies.

Our privacy document and any procedures contained within it are non-contractual and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. For the avoidance of doubt, it does not form part of your contract of employment.

Our privacy document applies to all employees of the organisation and other individuals performing functions in relation to the organisation such as agency workers, locums and contractors.

 If you would like a copy of our privacy notice please contact reception via our secure online form