GDPR & Your information


Please be aware that we may use new providers or suppliers to help us quickly adapt during the outbreak and continue your care effectively. For example, we may use a new provider for video consultations. We may not be able to add these to our transparency materials right away, we apologise for this but please be assured all our processors are bound by contract to protect to your data.

Our Data Protection Officer Details

Emma Cooper
PgDip Information Rights Law and Practice 
Kafico Ltd 
Telephone: 07936656737

Caldicott Guardian

A Caldicott Guardian is a senior person responsible for protecting the confidentiality of people's health and care information and making sure it is used properly. 

Our registered Caldicott Guardian here at Leiston Surgery is Dr Karen Blades. 

North East Coastal Primary Care Network (PCN)

Leiston Surgery is a member of the North East Coastal PCN. This means we will be working closely with a number of Practices and health and care organisations to provide healthcare services to you.

During the course of our work we may share your information with these Practices and health care organisations/professionals.  We will only share this information where it is necessary for healthcare purposes.

When we do this, we will always ensure that appropriate agreements are in place to protect your information and keep it safe and secure. This is also what the Law requires us to do.

If you would like to more information about Primary Care Networks and information sharing, please contact our Data Protection Officer on

National Data Opt Out

General Practice Data for Planning and Research: NHS Digital Data Collection

The way data is collected from GP systems is changing. The General Practice Extraction Service, operational for over 10 years, is being replaced with a more efficient, cost-effective and secure system called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR). This improvement will take place on the 1st July 2021.

This practice will be continuing to support vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about how and what data is shared, along with details on how to opt-out, please visit

Leiston Surgery Provider Processors

Please use the link below to find more information about the practices provider processors.

Provider Processors

Text Reminders

You can now register to receive information via a text message to your phone regarding your appointments and health care. To register a mobile number with us please speak to Reception.

New Data Protection Regulations from May 2018 (GDPR)

Under the new data protection regulations introduced from 25th May 2018, we will continue to contact patients via text messages regarding the delivery of care if they have provided consent to do so.

If practices are sending messages about recommended treatment for the management of a specific health issue, then this is defined as providing appropriate care for patients, not marketing purposes.

If you would like to opt out of any future contact via text messaging, then please complete the form and indicate in the marked section.


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