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29.07.22 - Minuteful Kidney ACR test

ACR project for patients with diabetes (and/or other conditions)

The data is being processed for the purpose of delivery of a programme, sponsored by NHS Digital, to monitor urine for indications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which is recommended to be undertaken annually for patients at risk of chronic kidney disease e.g., patients living with diabetes. The programme enables patients to test their kidney function from home. We will share your contact details with to enable them to contact you and send you a test kit. This will help identify patients at risk of kidney disease and help us agree any early interventions that can be put in place for the benefit of your care. will only use your data for the purposes of delivering their service to you. If you do not wish to receive a home test kit from we will continue to manage your care within the Practice. are required to hold data we send them in line with retention periods outlined in the Records Management code of Practice for Health and Social Care. Further information about this is available at


03.06.21 - General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) data collection

Please click on the link below for more information on the GPDPR. This link also provides a short video detailing how the NHS uses your data. 

More information on GPDPR - opens new window


The document below details the legal basis for this new data sharing arrangement; GP practices are mandated under the authority of the Secretary of State for Health to provide this information.

Read the Secretary of State for Health direction regarding GPDPR


The Data Provision Notice in relation to GPGDR can be read by clicking the link below:

Read the DPN in relation to GPDPR (opens new window)

There is information in the DPN how you might choose to Opt Out of having your data used beyond its use towards your  direct health and social care (medical treatment). There is a form on the above link, or you can click on this link below to download the Opt-out form:

Access the Opt-out form

Alternatively, you can call 0300 3035678 and ask for a form to be posted to you. If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice before data sharing starts with NHS Digital, this should be done by returning this form to the surgery by 23 June 2021 to allow time for processing it.


You may also be interested to view our Data Sharing Policy pages in conjunction with the information on this page; click on this link to visit that page:

Visit our 'Confidentiality and Data Sharing' page (opens new window).

Wells Health Centre Privacy Notice - General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

In response to the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) please click below to view our Privacy Statement. This statement details how we look after and manage your confidential medical records.  WHC Privacy Notice October 2021

You can view more detailed information by clicking on the link below:

Detailed view of our Privacy Notice - October 2021 (opens new window)

Please contact the surgery and ask to speak to Craig Massey if you have an queries.


Website Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals using this website.

This policy explains how we use any personal information we collect from you through this website.


Collection of personal information

You can access most of the pages on our website without giving us your personal information. However, you may choose to provide us with your personal information on some pages of the website by completing an on-line form.

By submitting your personal information, you consent to our use of the information as set out in this privacy policy.


Use of personal information

We shall use any personal information you give to us, in accordance with this policy, and with any additional statements appearing on forms used for submitting your personal information. We shall not disclose your personal information to any third parties without obtaining your prior consent unless we are required by law to do so. In particular:

We shall use your personal information to administer, and may respond to, your request.

We shall securely store the information you supply together with any response we may provide.

If you contact us regarding the website we may use your details to reply to you. If you make a comment or complaint about other aspects of the service we may use your details to investigate your comments.


Website privacy

This website uses https to ensure data is encrypted in transmission. This encryption, known as TLS encryption protocol, allows us to protect your privacy. You can usually verify that the page is encrypted by seeing a small lock symbol in the upper left corner of your browser and the website address is prefixed with https://.


Data storage

All data obtained by us is held and used in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018.


Cookie Policy

For information please read our Cookie Policy.



This website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties that run any other websites. Please refer to their own privacy policies for more information.


Access to your personal information

You have a right under the Data Protection Act 2018 to ask us to provide you with the information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. If you would like to access a copy of your information, please contact the Practice Manager using the following contact details in the heading above.