Westway Medical Centre Privacy Notice

Maintaining confidentiality and accessing your records

We are committed to maintaining confidentiality and protecting the information we hold about you.  We adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the NHS codes of Confidentiality and Security, as well as guidance issued by the information Commissioner's Office (ICO).  You have a right to access the information we hold about you and if you would like to access this information you will need to complete a Subject Access Request (SAR).  Please ask at reception for a SAR form and you will be given further information.  Furthermore, should you identify any inaccuracies, you have a right to have the inaccurate data corrected.

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Westway Medical Centre Privacy Notice

Risk Stratification

Risk stratification is a mechanism used to identify and subsequently manage thoe patients deemed as being at high risk of requiring urgent or emergency care. Usually this includes patients with long-term conditions.  Your information is collected b a number of sources, including Westway Medical Centre.  This information is processed electronically and given a risk score which is relayed to your GP who can then decide on any necessary actions to ensure that you receive the most appropriate care.

Invoice validation

Your information may be shared if you have received treatment to determine which Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for paying for your treatment.  This information may include your name, address and treatment date.  All of this information is held securely and confidentially : it will not be used for any other purpose or shared with any third parties.


You have a right to object to your information being share.  Should you wish to opt out of data collected please contact a member of staff which will be able to explain how you can opt out and prevent sharing of your information; this is done by registering to opt out online (national data opt-out programme) or if you are unable to do so or do not wish to do so online, by speaking to a member of staff.

Opt out Form

Retention periods

In accordance with the NHS Codes of Practice for Records Management, your healthcare records will be retained for 10 years after death, or if a patient emigrates, for 10 years after the date of emigration.

What to do if you have any question

Should you have any questions about our privacy policy or the information we hold about you, you can  :

  • Contact the practice's data controller via email at  GP practices are data controllers for the data they hold about their patients.
  • write to the data controller at Westway Medical Centre, Westway, Maghull, L31 0DJ.

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