General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)




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

Sending messages from practices about recommended treatment for the management of a specific health issues is defined under GDPR 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.


Data Protection Officer

Beacon Medical has appointed Barry Jackson to be the Data Protection Officer (DPO).  He is employed by N3i and can be contacted through their service desk on phone: 0300 002 0001 or email:


Your data, privacy and the law - how we use your medical records (GDPR)

Beacon Medical handles medical records according to the laws on data protection and confidentiality.

We share medical records with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.  This is on a need to know basis and event by event.

Some of your data is automatically copied to your summary care record.

We may share some of your data with local out of hours, urgent or emergency care services.

Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as flu, cervical cytology and diabetes prevention.

Data about you, usually de-identified, is used to manage the NHS and make payments.

We share information when the law requires us to do so, for instance when we are inspected, reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vulnerable people.

Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.

We may also share medical records for the purpose of medical research.

Beacon Medical's data protection officer is Jenny MacDougall.

For more information, please speak to a receptionist. 

For privacy information for children, please follow this link