Branchalwood Medical Practice

Patient confidentiality

We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible care.

This information may be used for management and audit purposes. However, it is usually only available to, and used by, those involved in your care. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your records please contact the Practice Manager.


This practice contributes to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)

Information in patient records is important for medical research to develop new treatments and test the safety of medicines. This practice supports medical research by sending some of the information patient records to the CPRD. CPRD is a Government organisation that provides anonymised patient data for research to improve patient and public health. You cannot be identified from the information sent to the CPRD. If you do not want anonymised information from your patient record to be used in research you can opt out by speaking to the Practice Manager. For more information about the importance of medical research resulting from sharing anonymised patient data, please visit the following website: or get in touch with the CPRD.

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 14th January, 2021