General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Data protection laws are changing

The supplier of the IT system used by Ealing GP Practices has made system changes in response to new data privacy laws. These laws, called ‘General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)’, aim to protect people’s private information. The laws change the way that patient records can be shared between different GP Practices.

Ealing has three extended access hubs (Florence Road Surgery, Elmbank Surgery and Sunrise Medical Centre) where patients can be seen by GPs and Nurses in the evening (6.30-8pm) or weekend (8am-8pm) via a referral by their registered GP Practice.

If you have not permitted the sharing of your patient record with other healthcare services, and have an appointment with one of the extended access hubs, you may require a further appointment with your own Practice depending on the outcome of your appointment.

Your GP Practice might contact you if your records are currently not set to share. If you’d like to check your details please contact your Practice reception for more information.


GDPR Patient FAQ

  • Explains the data protection law changes on consent to share your records with other practices (ie the hubs)
  • How this affects patients
  • Why patients cannot access the hubs without sharing their records
  • Next steps for the patient to take, including dependents